With support from SJI, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) and the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) has released a new guide: Treatment Courts and COVID-19 What to Consider During a Pandemic. The guide provides practical solutions for treatment courts as they adapt to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, including timely information for judges, practitioners, and partners involved in treatment courts. The guide includes both short- and long-term examples on ways courts can maintain positive outcomes, while protecting the safety of treatment court participants and the community.
In addition to this guide, the NADCP is maintaining a COVID-19 Resources website for the treatment court community. The website includes:
- Adaptations by treatment courts to state/local restrictions regarding COVID-19;
- A Hot Topics, Q&A, and A-Z Resource Index;
- Numerous Training and Publications, including webinars and resources from NADCP for programs responding to COVID-19; and,
- Relevant federal, state, and national partner resources from the experts in federal and state governments and national associations.
NADCP’s annual conference – All Rise – made the decision to go virtual in May 2020. Those interested in the world’s largest conference on addiction, mental health, and justice reform, will join experts from across disciplines for the latest on COVID-19 responses and much more.