Substance abuse disorder is a powerful stress on our communities, law enforcement, and courts. This session will cover a collaboration between seven courts in Washtenaw County, Michigan and nonprofits in the recovery community to ease barriers to recovery with online dispute resolution (ODR).
Courts are seeking to proactively engage with all members of the community, increase access to justice, help community members of all backgrounds resolve legal obligations, and provide alternatives to incarceration where possible. Technology in the form of ODR to search for and resolve open issues such as tickets, warrants, and unpaid fines has aided these efforts in Washtenaw County, Michigan.
Hear Judah B. Garber of Washtenaw County Friend of the Court, Lisa Fusik, Deputy Court Administrator of the Michigan 14A District Court, and Jason Schwartz, Clinical Director of Dawn Farm recovery organization, share outcomes and lessons learned from this initiative launched in the summer of 2018. Please join us for this informational session on removing barriers to recovery with ODR.