Drug treatment courts are problem-solving intervention models, operating within the criminal justice system, designed to reduce drug use related criminal activity. They offer offenders with drug addictions the opportunity to participate in judicially supervised, community -based treatment and support services in an effort to reduce crimes motivated by drug use.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Drug Treatment Court (DTC), piloted in St. John’s, NL, is a federally funded program of the Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador in partnership with the Provincial Department of Justice and Public Safety, the Department of Health and Community Services, the Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Aid Commission, Public Prosecution Service of Canada and Provincial Public Prosecutions. A post plea /pre-sentence model, the DTC operates on a holistic team approach to addressing drug-motivated, non- violent crimes. The DTC Team consists of the Judge, Crown(s), Defense, Addictions Specialist, and Coordinator/Case Manager.
In this overview of the Drug Treatment Court, John Duggan and Val Corcoran will address:
1. Drug Treatment Court Development – the Rationale for a DTC;
2. Drug Treatment Court Fundamentals – how and why DTC’s are different; and
3. St. John’s Drug Treatment Court – the St. John’s Model.
There will also be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions they may have regarding this new initiative.
REGISTRATION FEE: $115.00 (HST INCLUDED)
(Payment must precede attendance. Please send payment to CLE c/o The Law Society)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 11, 2018
PLEASE NOTE: YOUR SPACE WILL NOT BE CONFIRMED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED AND REFUNDS WILL NOT BE ISSUED FOR CANCELLATION AFTER DECEMBER 11, 2018.