19th Annual NEARCP Conference

This year’s first-ever virtual drug treatment/recovery court training conference “Where Justice, Treatment and Recovery Meet-Principles to Practice Over the Next Twenty-Five Years” honors twenty-five years of drug courts in New England. Features include the premiere of a moving video of the stories of six drug court graduates’ path from prison to drug court to recovery, and keynote addresses by Douglas Marlowe, Senior Scientific Consultant for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals and Tom Coderre, Regional Administrator for Region 1 at Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Conference Goal:

Bring together justice professionals, treatment/recovery specialists, and community partners to identify principles and practical solutions that will strengthen the region’s response to addiction and facilitate the expansion of recovery and treatment courts over the next 25 years.

Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Receive an update on current status and in-depth understanding of treatment and recovery courts, including veterans courts 
  • Understand how COVID-19 has affected courts’ ability to serve clients 
  • Discuss current effective drug court cognitive models and be familiar with responses to integrative care
  • Learn about the fundamentals of drug court and veteran court operations as well as responses in the face of fundamental changes during this pandemic and into the future
  • Identify the basis of recovery management as an enhancement to other treatment modalities
  • Understand how to improve case outcomes using Evidence Based Practice and case management tools in introductory and advanced drug court and veterans court operations
  • Promote peer and expert exchanges to provide support to treatment and recovery courts

Sessions:

AGENDA | Wednesday, November 18, 2020

8:00 – 8:15 am WELCOME / CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

8:15 – 9:30 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Taking Stock of Drug Courts After 30 Years: The Good News, The Bad News, and Lessons Learned for the Next Generation

WORKSHOP SESSION I

9:45 – 11:15 am A1. Effective Substance Use Disorder Treatments for the Justice Involved Veteran Population

9:45 – 11:15 am A2. Burning Issues in Treatment Courts

WORKSHOP SESSION II

11:30 am – 1:00 pm B1. Complex Cases

11:30 am – 12:45 pm B2. Leveraging Military Cultural Nuances to the Participant’s Benefit

11:30 am – 1:00 pm B3. Drug Testing 101

WORKSHOP SESSION III

1:15 – 2:30 pm C1. Building and Sustaining Your Community Coalition for Your JIV Population

1:15 – 2:45 pm C2. Drug Testing Mythbusters

WORKSHOP SESSION IV

3:00 – 4:15 pm D1. Finding Hope: Reducing Recidivism Among Veteran Populations and Individuals with Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD)

3:00 – 4:30 pm D2. Program Termination

AGENDA | Thursday, November 19, 2020

WORKSHOP SESSION I

8:00 – 9:15 am E1. Criminogenic Risk and Needs and the Justice Involved Veteran Population

8:00 – 9:30 am E2. Medication Assisted Treatment: Diagnosis, Medication and Therapy

WORKSHOP SESSION II

9:45 – 11:15 am F1. Research-Driven Therapies for Survivors of Trauma

9:45 – 11:15 am F2. Practical Guidance for Continuing Treatment, Supporting Recovery, and Preventing Recurrence/Relapse During These Unprecedented Times and Beyond

WORKSHOP SESSION III

11:30 am – 1:00 pm G1. Ensuring Effective Team Communication During Challenging Times
11:30 am – 1:00 pm G2. Working with Methamphetamine Involved Participants

AFTERNOON PROGRAM

1:15 – 2:00 pm What’s recovery got to do with it? Only. . . everything!

2:00 – 2:45 pm Premiere of Video Honoring 25 Years of Drug Courts in NE

WORKSHOP SESSION IV

3:00 – 4:15 pm H1. The Mentee-Mentor Relationship in Your Veteran Treatment Court

3:00 – 4:30 pm H2. Understanding and Coping with Participant Relapse: Its Effect on the Drug Court Team

Upcoming Conference Highlights

NEARCP ANNUAL 2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
NOVEMBER 18th and 19th

The conference offers two-days of workshops and two plenary presentations in addition to the video premiere. The conference promises to be a thought-provoking event focusing on drug court and veteran court operations, strategies to battle the ongoing opioid epidemic and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.