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Best Practices in Adult Drug Courts

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CE Credits: 5 Credits
Length: 5 Hours
Level: Introductory
Training Style: Video
Category: Corrections
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) convened a national expert committee of researchers and practitioners to develop objective and measurable best practice standards for adult drug courts, the Adult Drug Court Best Practices Standards. The standards are derived from scientific evidence indicating which practices are associated with significantly better outcomes in drug courts, avoid harmful effects, and make efficient use of treatment and criminal justice resources. This presentation reviews the best practice standards and the scientific evidence supporting their effectiveness and cost-effectiveness.
Trainer Biography
Douglas B. Marlowe, JD, PhD, is a senior scientific consultant for NADCP, senior science & policy advisor for Alcohol Monitoring Systems, and contributing editor for Reach Out Recovery. Previously, he was the Chief of Science, Law & Policy for NADCP, where he co-chaired the committee responsible for drafting the Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards. Dr. Marlowe has also served as Director of Law & Ethics Research for the Treatment Research Institute and Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. A lawyer and clinical psychologist, Dr. Marlowe focuses on the impact of coercion in substance use disorder treatment, the effects of drug courts and other rehabilitation programs for persons with substance use disorders involved in the justice system, and behavioral treatments for persons with substance use disorders and criminal involvement. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and has received proficiency certification in the treatment of psychoactive substance use disorders from the APA College of Professional Psychology. Dr. Marlowe has published over 150 articles, monographs, books, and book chapters on the topics of correctional rehabilitation, forensic psychology, and treatment of substance use disorders.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Identify a range of practices associated with 50% to 100% greater improvements in outcomes in adult drug courts
  • Understand scientific evidence supporting the Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards
  • Recognize errors in treatment or supervision practices that can make outcomes worse and increase criminal recidivism among drug court participants
  • Understand which practices are also associated with better outcomes in other types of drug courts, such as DUI courts, juvenile drug courts, and family drug treatment courts

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