Drug Court

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The Neuroscience of Addiction and Pharmacological Treatment

The Neuroscience of Addiction and Pharmacological Treatment

Dr. Bryon Adinoff, Distinguished Professor of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Director of Research in Mental Health at the VA North Texas Health Care System, talks about the latest research on addiction and pharmacological or medication-assisted treatment, as well as how they can impact the criminal justice system.

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Deploying Public Health Strategies to Address Drug Addiction

Deploying Public Health Strategies to Address Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is fundamentally a public health issue, says Michael Botticelli, acting director of National Drug Control Policy, in this New Thinking podcast.

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After Rockefeller: Research Findings on the Statewide Impact of Judicial Diversion

After Rockefeller: Research Findings on the Statewide Impact of Judicial Diversion

Shannon M. Carey of NPC Research discusses the impact of the Rockefeller Drug Law Reform, which in 2009 eliminated New York's mandatory prison sentences for most felony drug offenders. According to a study she co-authored, court-ordered treatment enrollment after the reform was implemented in 2009 increased by 77 percent. Also, the study estimated that there would be a potential $2 of newly available resources after five years for every taxpayer dollar invested.

May 2013

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Experts at Your Fingertips: The National Drug Court Online Learning System

Experts at Your Fingertips: The National Drug Court Online Learning System

The National Drug Court Online Learning System at www.treatmentcourts.org offers free training modules on a wide range of topics by national experts. In this podcast, Valerie Raine and Dennis Reilly, both of the Center for Court Innovation, explain how drug courts can use the system to educate new employees and keep their teams up to date on developments in the field.

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Drug Courts: Past, Present, Future (Podcast)

Drug Courts: Past, Present, Future (Podcast)

West Huddleston, CEO of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, talks about his group's new web site, why the nation's 2,300-plus drug courts reach only 10 percent of the people they're designed to help, and what's next on the horizon for the drug court movement.

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John Rowley, Judge, Family and County Court, Tompkins County, New York

Judge Rowley has been instrumental in shaping the family treatment court model in New York State, having founded the Tompkins County Family Treatment Court in 2001. In 2007, he was elected president of the New York Association of Drug Treatment Court Professionals.

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John P. Smith and Korey Wahwassuck, Judges, Cass County, Minnesota

Cass County District Court Judge John P. Smith and Leech Lake Tribal Court Chief Judge Korey Wahwassuck have worked together since 2006 presiding over the post-conviction, post-sentencing Driving While Intoxicated Court in Cass County, Minnesota. They spoke with Center for Court Innovation staff about the innovative, collaborative program.

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Nicolette Pach, Judge (ret.), Family Treatment Court, Suffolk County, New York

Nicolette Pach, Judge (ret.), Family Treatment Court, Suffolk County, New York

Retired Judge Nicolette Pach developed and presided over New York State's first Family Treatment Court, which began in 1997 in Suffolk County. Here she talks about her experiences.

 

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Stephen V. Manley, Judge, Adult Criminal Drug Court, Mental Health Treatment Court, and Family Drug Court, Santa Clara County, California

Stephen V. Manley, Judge, Adult Criminal Drug Court, Mental Health Treatment Court, and Family Drug Court, Santa Clara County, California

Stephen V. Manley is a Superior Court judge in Santa Clara County. He has served on the bench for over 25 years. He was a founder of the Drug Treatment Court in Santa Clara County as well as the Santa Clara County Mental Health Treatment Court. He spoke about his work in both courts.

 

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Yvonne Smith Segars, New Jersey Public Defender

Yvonne Smith Segars, New Jersey Public Defender

Yvonne Smith Segars was a member of the founding team of the Essex County Drug Court, which opened in May 1997, and was sworn into office as the New Jersey Public Defender in 2002. Here she talks about the development of drug courts in New Jersey and about the defense bar’s attitudes towards problem-solving courts.

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Chico Gallegos, Associate Director, Native American Alliance Foundation

The tribal drug court movement has grown quickly; today there are about 50 tribal drug courts in the United States. Chico Gallegos, associate director of the Native American Alliance Foundation, talks here about the differences between state and tribal drug courts, as well as the challenges ahead.

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Douglas B. Marlowe, Treatment Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania

Douglas B. Marlowe, Treatment Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania

One of the top drug court researchers in the country, Doug Marlowe talks about his research on status hearings and graduated sanctions, as well as about the critical elements of drug courts.

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Gerianne Abriano, Brooklyn District Attorney's Office

Gerianne Abriano has been Bureau Chief for the Kings County District Attorney's office at the Red Hook Community Justice Center in Brooklyn, New York, since March of 2001 and, before that, spent two years as a prosecutor in the Brooklyn Treatment Court. Abriano sat down with Center for Court Innovation staff to talk about her experiences.

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