Greetings from the road! I've just headed out of National Harbor, Md., where I have spent most of this week with over 4,000 treatment court professionals at the National Association of Drug Court Professionals 19th annual training.
I've been busy hearing about the most promising practices in our fields of juvenile justice reform, mental health and adolescent substance abuse treatment, and teaching the Reclaiming Futures model to break the cycle of drugs, alcohol and crime.
For me, some of the highlights of the world’s largest conference on substance abuse, mental health and the criminal justice system, included:
- Hearing the Reclaiming Futures "shout out" from OJJDP Administrator, Robert Listenbee, Jr.
- Meeting the dedicated staff and leaders who are making a difference in the lives of young people every day.
- Learning how drug courts can help address health disparities, alongside Reclaiming Futures staff and fellows.