The Art of Recovery - MADCP 2012

East Lansing, Michigan
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The Art of Recovery - MADCP 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 8:00 AM -
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
(800) 875-5090
55 South Harrison Avenue
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
United States

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The Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals (MADCP), in cooperation with the Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI), is pleased to host a two-day conference specifically designed to meet the educational needs of circuit, district, family and probate court judges, judicial branch staff, healthcare providers, treatment providers, prosecutors, defense attorneys, law enforcement officers and administrators, probation/parole officers, community corrections staff, legislators and legislative staff and anyone who deals with drug and alcohol abuse. Whether or not your jurisdiction has a Drug Treatment Court, this conference will enhance your skills in dealing with the needs of substance abusing defendants/clients.

Every year, the conference provides the latest research and best practices for dealing with the substance abuse and mental health disorders of persons involved in the justice system. The 2012 conference will continue to offer the level of education you have come to expect, but with an added component we are calling “The Art of Recovery.”  Various sessions throughout the conference will present the most recent research on drug abuse and addiction, with illustrations and insights from artists, to show how art can compliment science in more fully understanding the human dimensions of addiction and the struggles of those so afflicted. The emerging role of art as a powerful force in fostering an environment and society more supportive of recovery will be presented by musicians, visual artists, dancers and actors, who are themselves in recovery.  Be sure to check the conference agenda for free performances going on throughout conference as well as workshops which will give you examples of activities that can be incorporated into your drug court program that will foster long-term recovery.

Registration and Fees $275.00
An Early Bird registration fee of $225.00 is available if you register by December 2, 2011. Regular conference fee of $275 applies from December 3 to March 2, 2012. After March 2, 2012, there is an additional late registration fee of $50.00. The registration fee includes conference materials, a one year complimentary MADCP membership, and continental breakfast and luncheon for both days of the conference. All other expenses (including dinners, lodging, gratuities, phone calls, parking, mileage, etc.) are the responsibility of the participant.

As long as the MADCP conference registration expense is listed on the courts' FY 2012 approved budget,  jurisdictions approved for grant funding from SCAO drug court grants may seek reimbursement  for registration costs for up to three drug court team members to attend this conference. Travel, hotel, parking, and meal reimbursement for the conference will not be covered by grant funds. 

MADCP is offering a limited number of scholarships for two categories of participants: Defense and prosecuting attorneys who are new to the drug court model and MDOC probation agents who are new to the drug court model. Funding may be awarded to individuals who have been working with a drug court program for an extended period of time but preference will be given to new participants. Recipients must apply by January 31 and will be notified of their awards by February 15, 2012. At that time, recipients will be assigned a registration code and instructed to register here before February 29, 2012. If you do apply for a scholarship, please do not register until you are notified of the status of your award. Generally, scholarships cover only the registration fees, including meals noted on the agenda. All other costs are the responsibility of the attendees. If you would be unable to attend without assistance with travel and lodging expenses, please be sure to note that in the appropriate place on the form. View and Complete the Scholarship Form Online.

Continuing Education Credit
The Michigan Judicial Institute expects that this conference will qualify for 9.5 hours towards Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) required continuing education hours. Social Work CEU approval is currently pending.

***Registration Note: When registering online, please use correct spelling and punctuation. Do not enter your registration in all upper or lower case letters. The information you enter is used to generate name badges, participant lists, and etc. Thank you

This conference has been made possible through the generous financial support of:

MADCP is also thankful for the support of our Business Benefactors:


Contact Information

  • Registration Questions
    Shelley Wright
    MADCP Administrative Assistant

    Faculty Questions:
    Barb Felder
    Phone: 248-858-8956

    Business Benefactor
    and Vendor Questions:

    Karen MacKenzie
    MADCP Executive Director
    Phone: 248-380-5902

Payment Instructions

  • Complete your registration and pay online by VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. Only online payments will be accepted starting February 27, 2012. 

    PLEASE NOTE:  If you registered under our early bird pricing and did not pay by credit card, your payment must be received by December 31, 2011. Registrations not matched with a payment by year's end will automatically generate a fee increase to $275 per registration.  

    Payment for registrations submitted between December 3, 2011 and March 2, 2012 must be received by March 2, 2012, or incur the $50 late payment fee.  If you register after March 2, full payment must be received prior to March 13 to attend the conference. 

    Cancellation/Refund Policy
    You may cancel your attendance at any time up to March 2, 2012 for a full refund minus a $25.00 administrative fee. Cancellation requests received after March 2 will be refunded at 50% of the full fee. No refund requests will be honored after March 13.

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