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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 […]

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

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 […]

Judges: A Critical Component of Drug Court

Judges: A Critical Component of Drug Court The intuitive understanding of the central role of the judge, which had been embraced by many of the original Drug Treatment Court (DTC) judges in creating and operating their courts, has been supported by significant new research. DTCs have been the subject of more scientific research than any […]

Therapy Dogs: Is the Court Going to the Dogs?

Therapy Dogs:  Are the Courts Going to the Dogs? In recent years a new kind of dog has begun to appear in courtrooms.  These dogs are used as therapeutic support in two basic circumstances, first, for emotionally vulnerable witnesses and second, for individuals who are participating in a Veteran’s Treatment Court. Going to the Dogs? […]

DWI Courts: A Necessary Component in Fighting Impaired Driving

DWI Courts: A Necessary Component in the Battle to End Impaired Driving David Wallace, the Traffic Safety Guy, international expert on DWI (Driving While Impaired/Intoxicated) Courts, discusses what DWI Courts are and why they are needed to reduce impaired driving by substance-addicted individuals. Impaired Driving is a Global Problem Impaired driving kills. The answer to […]