Substance Abuse

"Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts: Key Components and Standards"

The Tribal Key Components of Healing to Wellness Courts form the foundation of all tribal drug courts. The Adult Drug Court Standards represent the latest research-based best practices for what works within the drug court setting. Applicants for Wellness Court federal funding are now being asked to abide by both documents. This webinar reviews both the key components and the standards, and discusses how they interrelate.

National American Indian Court Judges Association

Peer Recovery Training and Support

Through funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Altarum is working with a broad cross-section of community-based organizations to integrate peer recovery support services into a variety of criminal justice programs and settings. Strong social supports, including peers who have personally experienced addiction and recovery, can improve outcomes for those struggling with substance use disorders.

Altarum Institute

National Drug Court Resource Center

The goal of the Bureau of Justice Assistance-supported National Drug Court Resource Center (NDCRC) is to equip all drug court practitioners with access to a variety of drug court resources, including recent evidence-based findings, training and technical assistance, publications, webinars, and a searchable online drug court map.

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Veterans Treatment Court Enhancement Initiative

The National Institute of Corrections and the Bureau of Justice Assistance have partnered with the Justice Programs Office (JPO) to develop and administer training and technical assistance (TTA) for specialized screening, assessment, and case planning tools for veterans treatment courts (VTCs).

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"Building a Collaborative Court with Other Jurisdictions to Treat Nonviolent Tribal Adult Offenders"

Chief Judge Abby Abinanti, Anthony Trombetti, and Jolanda Ingram-Obie of the Yurok Tribal Court presented an overview of the collaborative court that administers the Yurok Wellness Program. They explained that the wellness program began in 2009 with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Yurok Wellness Program provides outpatient and residential treatment to tribal members who have substance abuse problems. The program incorporates cultural awareness by encouraging and supporting tribal members, who are recovering or recovered, to attend community and cultural events.

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

PRA Technical Assistance

Under the Bureau of Justice Assistance's VALOR Program, Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRA) provides technical assistance to states, territories, and tribes through a broad range of services (both onsite and virtual) to guide policy and practice change. 

Policy Research Associates

Prescription Drug Monitoring Training and Technical Assistance Program

The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) at Brandeis University provides a comprehensive array of services, support, resources, and strategies to PDMPs, federal partners, and other stakeholders to further the efforts and effectiveness of PDMPs in combating the misuse, abuse, and diversion of prescription drugs.

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Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Resource Center

The Bureau of Justice Assistance's (BJA) Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) Resource Center supports effective state, local, and tribal responses to combating the nationwide opioid epidemic. The COAP Resource Center comprises of educational materials, descriptions of effective programs, profiles of BJA grantee sites, and funding and training and technical assistance (TTA) opportunities.

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