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NCJ Number: 151470 Find in a Library
Title: Manual for Regional Education on Substance Abuse Issues to Enable the Courts to Make More Use of Community Resources
Author(s): M D DeCaria; E S Remington
Editor(s): C Kirkman
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 276
Sponsoring Agency: Salt Lake Cty Criminal Justice Services Division
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
State Justice Institute
Alexandria, VA 22314
Grant Number: SJI-91-11J-H-075
Sale Source: State Justice Institute
1650 King Street
Suite 600
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America

Salt Lake Cty Criminal Justice Services Division
424 East 500 South
Suite 200
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Grant funding was provided to help Utah establish workshops in each of its eight judicial districts that offer drug abuse education and opportunities for networking between courts and drug abuse treatment programs.
Abstract: The ultimate purpose of workshops is to improve the working relationship between courts and drug abuse treatment programs. Each workshop agenda consists of participatory presentations and exercises designed to expose barriers and build bridges between courts and treatment programs. The heart of the agenda is to make courts aware of what treatment programs require to improve the success rate of clients in treatment and to let treatment programs know what courts need to ensure that referral to treatment is in the interest of justice. Initiated in 1992, workshops were to have been completed by 1993. Materials included in the workshop manual focus on the pharmacology and etiology of drug abuse and on laws, regulations, and contracts that constrain drug treatment programs. Workshop materials also encompass confidentiality, treatment effectiveness, treatment versus incarceration, and juvenile treatment issues. A directory of drug abuse programs, sample forms to facilitate communication between courts and treatment providers, and a glossary are included. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Drug abuse education
Index Term(s): Courts; Criminal justice program directories; Drug abuse; Drug effects; Drug treatment programs; Juvenile drug abusers; Utah
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