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December 2017

National Association of State Judicial Educators Conference 2017

December 3 - December 6

This continuing education opportunity will be attended by JSI President Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) and CFO Judge Brian MacKenzie (Ret.).  The conference theme is “Old meets new: Incorporating fundamentals, instructional design and adult learning into the 21st century.”  A list of the educational programming is available by clicking here. While at the NASJE conference, Judge Hora will also be presented with the  Payant Award from the National Judicial College.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Drug Testing

December 6 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Speciality Courts need to have accurate and objective information about whether participants are abstinent from alcohol and other drugs.  A well designed testing program improves a court’s ability to apply  incentives or sanctions correctly or to adjust treatment and supervision services accordingly. Judge Brian MacKenzie (Ret.) will provide an overview of the best practices for drug testing.

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Using Medication Assisted Treatment in Drug Treatment Courts

December 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

What are the latest advances in Medically Assisted Treatment and are courts using them?  What are the differernt types of medication and how do they work?  What are the national standards on M.A.T.?  Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) will address these and other questions during her session of "Using Medication Assisted Treatment in Drug Treatment Courts" at the 13th Annual Recovery Court Conference: The Many Paths to Recovery hosted through the Tennessee Recovery Court System.

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The Building Blocks of an Effective Team

December 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

An effective team has a number of ‘building blocks’ including clear objective, balanced roles and skills.  It must also have good processes for making, communicating, implementing and reviewing decisions. It must have appropriate leadership that creates an atmosphere that allows for experimentation and openness.  JSI CFO Judge Brian MacKenzie (Ret.) will provide an overview of the best practices in team building.

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Ethical Landmines in VTCs

December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cases of judicial discipline are being reported in VTCs for behavior rarely seen in Drug Treatment Courts.  What is the reason for judges acting differently in VTCs?  What should judges be on the lookout for?  Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) will address these and other questions during her session of "Ethical Landmines in VTCs" at the 13th Annual Recovery Court Conference: The Many Paths to Recovery hosted through the Tennessee Recovery Court System.

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May 2018

Drugged Driving Essentials

May 22, 2018 - May 24, 2018
National Judicial College Reno, NV United States + Google Map

Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.), President of JSI, will be lead faculty in the National Judicial College’s course “Drugged Driving Essentials.” Summary Unlike alcohol-impaired driving, drugged driving has no bright line test for impairment. Drugged driving cases require a judge to utilize a variety of judicial tools to effectively adjudicate these cases. In addition to the ability to determine which kinds of drugs an individual may be using, it is important to know how these drugs affect the individual, and may impair…

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