Monday, October 23, 2006

Free online drug court discussion

An interesting looking drug court discussion...

"Drug Courts Reexamined," a free online event November 13, 2006 2:00–4:00 pm (eastern time)

Featuring: Michael Rempel, Research Director at the Center for Court Innovation. Peter F. Luongo, Ph.D., Director of the Maryland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration.Judge Terry D. Terrell, First Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.Moderated by Thomas J. Charron, Executive Director of the National District Attorneys Association.
Hosted by: Harvard University's Government Innovators Network, the National Institute of Justice of the U.S. Departmentof Justice, and the online housing resource KnowledgePlex.

Experts in drug treatment and criminal courts will discuss research on adult drug court outcomes and costs, andthe factors that affect program implementation and impact.

Some issues for discussion are:
For which offenders are drug courts a better option than other court and corrections alternatives, and why?
What should we expect in terms of relapse, recidivism, and other outcomes such as employment?
What treatment models, services, and related resources limit or enhance drug courts?
What threatens program success, and how do judges and other drug court team agencies address these threats?
What is the future of drugs courts—grassroots development, standardization and replication, or institutionalizationof program components into traditional criminal courts?
What aspects of drug courts need further research and evaluation?

For details and registration please visit "Drug Courts Reexamined".

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