Category: Drug Court

Pioneering Program Helping Addicted Inmates in Atlantic County Jail

The Press of Atlantic City By The Press of Atlantic City Staff Prisons are an important front line in the war on the opioid crisis. Nationwide, half of state prisoners and two-thirds of jail inmates meet the clinical criteria for drug dependence or abuse. In New Jersey, 80 percent of inmates with a substance use …

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How the Smallest State Is Defeating America’s Biggest Addiction Crisis

Politico Magazine By Erick Trickey By the time police caught Paul Roussell with heroin last summer, the 58-year-old lobster fisherman had been addicted to the drug for almost 10 years. He’d gone from sniffing two bags of heroin a day to 10, then as many as 17. He was running drugs for dealers to afford …

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Apply Now: Family Drug Court Research and Evaluation Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for the FY 2018 Family Drug Court Research and Evaluation Program. This program furthers the department’s mission to reduce substance addiction (including opioid addiction) by supporting rigorous research and evaluation efforts that inform the development of and improvements to family …

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Apply Now: Drug Treatment Courts Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for the FY 2018 Drug Treatment Courts Program, which builds the capacity of states, state and local courts, local governments, and federally recognized tribal governments to enhance pre-existing drug courts or implement new drug courts for youth in the …

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Justice for All: National Association of Drug Court Professionals Annual Training Conference

The 2018 National Association of Drug Court Professionals conference will provide training on critical topics affecting family, youth, tribal, drug, DWI, mental health, and veterans treatment courts. Representatives from the Judges’ and Psychiatrists’ Leadership Initiative and the Criminal Justice/Mental Health Learning Sites will present at the conference along with Criminal Justice/Mental Health Learning Sites, and CSG …

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What Will We Do About the ‘Egregious Overcrowding’ at Maui Community Correctional Center?

Maui Time By Lantana Hoke Recently, I went into the Maui Community Correctional Center. I was there to meet with the Warden and another official to talk with them about the problems facing MCCC that are becoming increasingly critical, namely the vast overcrowding that is plaguing all jails and prisons in Hawaii. I entered through the …

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Advancing Justice: National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) Annual Training Conference

This year’s NADCP conference will offer over 30 tracks and hundreds of sessions, and provide training on critical topics affecting family, youth, tribal, drug, DWI, mental health, and veterans treatment courts. The Judges’ and Psychiatrists’ Leadership Initiative will provide a training at the conference, and CSG Justice Center staff will facilitate the Mental Health and …

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