Category: Judges

Improving Cultural Competency: Working with People in the Criminal Justice System Who Have Mental Illnesses

Hosted by the Judges’ and Psychiatrists’ Leadership Initiative, in collaboration with the American Bar Association Approximately 2 million times each year, people who have serious mental illnesses are admitted to jails across the nation. Once incarcerated, they tend to stay longer and have a higher risk of returning to jail upon release, largely due to …

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2019 Course: Drugs in America Today—What Every Judge Needs to Know

With opiate addiction at epidemic levels in both urban and rural America, the National Judicial College has crafted a new course that focuses on the neurology of addiction with an emphasis on heroin and painkillers. This course will provide an in-depth analysis of the science behind addiction and will offer practical solutions for judges to …

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