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The Nuts and Bolts of Drug Testing – Part 2

The Nuts and Bolts of Drug Testing Part 2 Best practices for drug testing require frequent, random, long term, and comprehensive testing. This makes it more difficult for participants to use alcohol and other drugs between tests[1] and ultimately, more likely for success in a Treatment Court program. Frequent Testing The use of most illegal […]

Tough on Crime is Not Smart on Crime

Tough on Crime is Not Smart on Crime Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, liberals and conservatives, there was support from both the right and the left to dismantle the “war on drugs” and reduce mass incarceration.  For a number of years, citizens have rejected the politicians’ shibboleth of “tough on crime.”  Public opinion polls supported treatment over […]

The Drug Recognition Expert: Combating Drugged-Driving

The Drug Recognition Expert: Combating Drugged-Driving and More By: Thomas Page, Drug Recognition Expert Emeritus The Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) program, procedure, and police officers constitute a systems approach to identifying, apprehending, and prosecuting the individual who drives while under the influence of a drug or drugs.  The program and procedures were initially developed in […]

Traffic Safety – A Global Epidemic?

Traffic Safety – A Global Epidemic? How many times do we open the newspaper and read the headlines, “Drunk Driver Kills Pregnant Woman,” or turn on the TV news and hear about a person texting while driving who kills a pedestrian, or listen to the radio and hear the story about a motorcyclist killed in […]

The Rule of Law? It Matters!

The Rule of Law? It Matters! In this podcast, Justice Speakers Institute founders Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.), and Judge Brian MacKenzie (Ret.) discuss the importance of the concept of the international rule of law. Based upon the World Justice Project’s (WJP) definition they discuss the four universal principles of the rule of law: The government […]

JS International Is Live

JS International is Live The Founders and Associates of Justice Speakers Institute, LLC (JSI) have an international perspective and have traveled and trained on six of the seven continents. When the NADCP Global Centre for Drug Treatment Courts closed last year, it left a gap in the information flow and services provided to international drug […]

Family Drug Treatment Court

Family Drug Treatment Courts Scope of the Problem There are approximately one million child abuse and neglect cases investigated in the United States each year involving nearly 250,000 children. An additional 2.5 million children are being raised by grandparents or other relatives. They are currently referred to as “Opioid Orphans.” The genesis for most of […]

The Nuts and Bolts of Drug Testing – Part 1

The Nuts and Bolts of Drug Testing Part I More than 2,300,000 Americans are currently incarcerated, about a quarter of these for drug offenses.[1]  Additionally, 80% of those in our prisons are either addicted to or abusing drugs[2]. Currently 40 states operate prison systems that are above 90% capacity; of those 23 are at about one […]

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