MATCP 2018 Annual Conference

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
As a Reminder: registration for individual workshops is not required at time of registration. Selection of breakout sessions will be done on-site at the conference.

Click here to view the Agenda.

Please note that workshop topics and speakers are subject to change.


All presenter materials that our office has been provided with are uploaded to this website.
Presenters are allowed to chose whether they do or do not want to provide their materials. Therefore, if no materials were provided to us this website will reflect that. 


Although each individual workshop will be designated as a "type" of session (i.e., adult, veteran, juvenile, etc.) every workshop will present materials that can be applicable across the board to all treatment courts.
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Winning the War against High-Risk Impaired Drivers through Assessment Driven Sentencing and Supervision  (details)
Speaker(s): Mark Stodola and Erin Holmes

Description:
In 2015 there were over 4.7 million individuals in the United States on probation, parole or other forms of community supervision. Of this population, approximately 350,000 men and women have been convicted more than once for driving while intoxicated (DWI). Given high caseloads, competing interests and priorities in community corrections, it can be particularly challenging to determine how to best supervise the DWI offender, determine their risk level, and understand their treatment needs. This interactive presentation will provide the latest information on validated DWI assessment tools including the Impaired Driver Assessment (IDA) and the Computerized Assessment Referral System (CARS). Participants will understand the vital role these tools can play to both the Courts and Community Supervision in determining risk to recidivate while assisting criminal justice professionals in developing supervision plans that reflect criminogenic factors.

Power Point Presentation
Add to calendarTuesday, March 13, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Governor's (2nd Floor)


Alternatives to Opioids: Advanced Treatment Options for Chronic Pain  (details)
Speaker(s): Master Sgt Ret Justin Minyard & Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald, MD, Michigan Pain Consultants

Description: 
This presentation will feature a presentation from an interventional pain physician, detailing advanced treatment options for providing therapeutic non-opioid relief for those suffering from chronic pain. We will also have Retired Master Sergeant Justin Minyard - who battled chronic pain, subsequent addiction, and found new life through non-opioid pain therapy.
Add to calendarTuesday, March 13, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Ford (1st Floor)


Adolescent Brain Development  (details)
Speaker(s): Dr. Michael Wolff, BRAINS

Description: Understanding adolescent brain development is an important part of the process. More importantly, there are several factors that are more prevalent in juveniles involved in the legal system influencing their neurocognitive abilities. The workshop will review the “typical” development of the brain and how other factors will alter neurotypical development and the resultant consequences from these events.

Power Point Slides
Add to calendarTuesday, March 13, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Atrium (Lower Level)


Keys to Community Engagement: Healing Through Tribal Interaction  (details)
Speaker(s): Joseph Sowmick, Carol Jackson, Cathy Matthews, Aubree Gross, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Court Healing to Wellness

Description: Workshop will feature four presenters sharing their experience and expertise as they utilize keys to community engagement by focusing on the following areas: 1) communication and using the media to tell your story, 2) effective community engagement through using an integrative health care model of case management, 3) how to empower probationers to make good decisions and to utilize community resources of recovery, 4) using compassion and healing by sharing one's story and 5) bringing traditional teachings and culture into the courtroom.

Power Point Presentation
Add to calendarTuesday, March 13, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Grand View (3rd Floor)


MDHHS Latest Policies & Treatment Services  (details)
Speaker(s): Dr. Debra Pinals, Medical Director of Behavorial Health & Forensic Programs, Mary Chaliman,  Lawrence Scott, Lisa Miller, and David Neff, MI Dept. of Health & Human Services

Description: MDHHS leadership would like to present the latest on policies and treatment services related to substance use disorders prevention, early intervention and treatment, focusing on opioids and special targeted activities to combat the crises. We would present speakers (three-4 total or one for the whole group) to speak about activities and possibilities within Medicaid and BHDDA office of recovery oriented systems of care (OROSC).

Power Point Presentation
Add to calendarTuesday, March 13, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Pantlind (2nd Floor)


MAPS Program and Recent Enhancements  (details)
Speaker(s): Kim Gaedeke, Acting Deputy Director & Forrest Pasanski, Enforcement Division Director, Bureau of Professional Licensing, MI Dept. of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs

Description: 
Beginning December 4, 2017, MAPS will have a new look and feel with an enhanced navigation experience. It will have an advanced analytics and information through NarxCare, a comprehensive software tool that provides NarxScore (3-digit risk scores for the prescribing of narcotics, sedatives, and stimulants, predictive risk Scores, an Rx graph, etc. that is easy to use). In addition, there is a new Resources tab that can be used by practitioners to look up MAT providers and/or informational flyers on pain management.

Power Point Presentation
Add to calendarTuesday, March 13, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Sen Vandenberg (2nd Floor)


Planning & Implementing Court Responses  (details)
Speaker(s): Hon. Michael Haley (ret), Pamela Blue, Chief Probation Officer, 86th District Sobriety Court & Carol Smith, Behavioral Health Director, Catholic Human Services

Description: This workshop will build on Key Component #6 - "A Coordinated Strategy for Court Responses" - and the evidence-based theory behind the imposition of Sanctions & Incentives (Marlowe, et al) along with the Michigan Drug Courts Best Practices, with the presenter(s) using this information to set up the Main Event. 

The Main Event will be a series of 10-12 real-life scenarios which are frequently encountered in drug/sobriety court settings. So the audience will be taken into an actual Case Review (Staffing) session and experience the interaction, discussion and argument taking place among the Judge, Case Manager/Probation Officer and Treatment Provider in developing an evidence-based response for each of these scenarios. The format will be flexible so that other team members may participate as well.

Power Point Presentation

Add to calendarTuesday, March 13, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Imperial (1st Floor)


Transitioning ANGEL Program to Outcome Based Specialized Withdrawal Management  (details)
Speaker(s): Brian Spitsbergen, Director of Community Relations, Growth Works Inc.

Description:
 The ANGEL program has shown promising results in connecting persons with opioid use disorders to withdrawal management. The next step in successfully addressing this epidemic is developing clinical and system based approaches to increase the probability of those entering withdrawal management successfully transitioning into a recovery based lifestyle. This presentation will provide in depth explanations toward: Integration of multiple substance use disorder systems; Discuss benefits of the ANGEL program. Development of promising approaches to treat withdrawal management more effectively; Recognizing basic principles of gaining “investment” in changing a community’s “mindset” regarding overdose and withdrawal management; Exploration of promising approaches for success with this population. Participants will be able to: 1. Examine the ANGEL program process and its potential benefit to community(s); 2. Discuss process enhancements to the ANGEL program including partnerships with Health Care Providers willing to provide specialized treatment of withdrawal; 3. Explore/recognize trauma based approaches to increase retention and decrease relapse as part of withdrawal management; and 4. Summarize new promising approaches in the treatment of opioid use disorders.

Power Point Presentation
Add to calendarTuesday, March 13, 2018 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Grand View (3rd Floor)


The New Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines  (details)
Speaker(s): Zoe Root, American University & Terrence Walton, National Association of Drug Court Professionals

Description: On December 20, 2016, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) released the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court (JDTC) Guidelines, providing JDTCs an evidence-based, treatment-oriented approach with supporting research and implementation considerations. The Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Training and Technical Assistance Initiative is a project of American University in partnership with the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP). In this session, project directors Zoe Root and Anne Caron will discuss the development of the OJJDP JDTC Guidelines; the content of the Guidelines; how each are reflected in current or pending practice; and free training/technical assistance available to eligible JDTCs.
Add to calendarTuesday, March 13, 2018 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Ford (1st Floor)


Mental Health Courts and the Stepping Up Initiative and Sequential Intercept Model  (details)
Speaker(s): Dr. Debra Pinals, Medical Director of Behavorial Health & Forensic Programs, MI Dept. of Health & Human Services & Hon. Milton Mack, State Court Admininstrator

Description: This workshop will educate participants about the current problem of criminalization of persons with mental illness who often have co-occurring substance use disorders, the Sequential Intercept Model and Stepping Up Initiative as approaches to address the problem, and how mental health courts can fit into these models. Recent changes in the law for Assisted Outpatient Treatment Orders will be discussed, as well as proposed amendments to the criminal and mental health laws.

Power Point Presentation
Power Point Presentation
Power Point Presentation
Decriminalization of Mental Illness

Add to calendarTuesday, March 13, 2018 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Pantlind (2nd Floor)


How to effectively navigate the VA healthcare System?  A guide for criminal justice professionals.  (details)
Speaker(s): Brad Watkins & Jamie Wright, Veterans Justice Outreach Coordinators, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

Description: 

The VA healthcare system is the largest healthcare organization in the Country.  If you attend this seminar you will have better understanding of the resources available to justice involved Veterans and how to link/guide them to services at the VA hospital.  The seminar will review the following components of VA healthcare system:  Eligibility for VA healthcare, The role of the primary care physician at the VA, Specialty Services within the VA (Behavioral Health, Pain Management-holistic/alternative approaches, Evidence based treatments), Suicide Prevention, Veteran Justice Outreach Coordinator (how the VJO coordinator can be resource for your caseload?) Veteran Re-entry Search Service-VRSS and How to leverage VRSS to link justice involved Veterans to VA healthcare services and Veteran Courts.



Power Point Presentation

Add to calendarTuesday, March 13, 2018 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Atrium (Lower Level)


Why Peer Supports & Trauma Informed Treatment are Essential  (details)
Speaker(s): Hon. Sue Dobrich, Barb Howes, Clarence James, Cass County Family Court

Description: 

Learning objectives:

-Learn what a peer support is
-Learn who make good peer supports
-Hear from a peer support about what works and what doesn't both from the perspective of a past participant and the perspective of a peer support providing services to current participants
-Learn how to make your judges "trauma informed"
-Learn how to make your team "trauma informed

Power Point Presentation

Add to calendarTuesday, March 13, 2018 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Imperial (1st Floor)


MAT in a Jail Setting  (details)
Speaker(s): Christina Nicholas, and Lt. Melissa McCLellan, Oakland County Health Network

Description:
This workshop will present how Oakland County developed and implemented an in-jail MAT program. Key stakeholders who were involved in the planning will discuss the challenges and barriers they encountered while developing / implementing the program. Other topics of discussion will be funding, staffing and target population. The panel will also present preliminary outcomes for the program, what changes may be required and possible expansion of the program.

Power Point Presentation
Add to calendarTuesday, March 13, 2018 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Sen Vandenberg (2nd Floor)


Insuring Due Process in Problem-Solving Courts  (details)
Speaker(s): Hon. Patrick Bowler, ret.

Description: A problem-solving court is a court of law and must insure basic due process rights are guaranteed to all participants. This workshop will present the latest state and national appellate court rulings on due process issues arising out of problem-solving court practices. Practical resolution of due process issues in the problem-solving court context will be provided. Certification of problem-solving courts will require strict compliance with the basic mandates of due process; this workshop will include the latest research on those mandates.

Power Point Presentation Part 1
Power Point Presentation Part 2

Add to calendarTuesday, March 13, 2018 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Governor's (2nd Floor)


It Takes a Village - Building Collaboration to Reduce DWI's  (details)
Speaker(s): Mark Stodola, American Probation & Parole Association

Description: Over the years there has been a positive downward trend in the number of DWI arrests in the United States. However a relatively small percentage of high risk drunk/drugged drivers are the population that remains responsible for the lion’s share of DWI fatalities. This is the same population that find themselves on adult probation. Research has shown that DWI interventions are effective in reducing the risk of recidivism among high risk drunk drivers. Yet despite this success, the prohibitive cost and lack of availability of supportive resources such as emergency and transitional housing, employment and mental health services may result in increased offender recidivism and greater risk to the community. This interactive presentation identifies the most effective tools in advocating for resources and offers meaningful tactical approaches to obtain these tools through collaboration with traditional and non-traditional community leaders.

Power Point Presentation
Add to calendarTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Sen Vandenberg (2nd Floor)


Resolving Conflict Between Court and Treatment Cultures  (details)
Speaker(s): Hon. Laura Mack, Presiding Judge of Western Wayne County Regional Behavioral Treatment Court, Purity Marsh, RBT Probation Officer, Luciana Wieckowski, RBTC Assistant Care Manager, Hegira Programs, Inc., Hon. Thomas Boyd, Presiding Judge of 55th District Mental Health Court, Da'Neese Wells, Chief Probation Officer & Specialty Courts Coordinator, Mary Liska, 55th District Mental Health Court

Description: 

The panel will discuss: (1) the legal relationship with the court of probation and treatment personnel, (2) person-centered treatment versus probation conditions such as abstinence from drugs, (3) sanctions for failing to engage in treatment, and (4) proposed resolutions.



Power Point Presentation



Add to calendarTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Imperial (1st Floor)


After the Impact: Multidisciplinary Treatment for Veterans with PTS and TBI  (details)
 Speaker(s): Laura Chirio, Marsha Hacker, Angela Saborio, and Irene Delyth-Balmer from Eisenhower Center

Description: This workshop will provide an overview of the mental health related challenges military combat Veterans face when reintegrating with Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injuries. This workshop will offer a detailed understanding of Eisenhower Center’s After the Impact Program; a state-of-the-art residential, treatment program providing multidisciplinary, holistic mental health treatment.

Power Point Presentation
Add to calendarTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Atrium (Lower Level)


Relapse Prevention  (details)
Speaker(s): Mark Panasiewicz, Tribal Law and Policy Institute

Description: The road towards sobriety often includes the potential for or actual relapse. Drug Court and Healing to Wellness Court’s structured supervision and accountability helps provide short-term consistency, but a participant can grow accustomed to the Drug Court/Wellness Court safety net. Too often, relapse has been viewed as failure, returning clients to the revolving criminal justice door. It is critical, therefore, that Drug Courts and Wellness Courts be able to identify relapse warning signs, and have strategies for both preventing and coping with relapse. This workshop with detail those warning signs, discuss common policies that have the potential to enable relapse, and discuss effective strategies for returning a participant to a good path.
Add to calendarTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Grand View (3rd Floor)


Juvenile Drug Courts - Touch Base & Networking Session  (details)
Speaker(s): Dian Gonyea, State Court Administrative Office

Description: 

Juvenile drug court team members are highly encouraged to attend this session.  This session is intended to help teams find ways to overcome barriers to implementing the National Center for State Court’s reform recommendations through brainstorming.  Further, teams will share progress toward their own identified goals and network with other team members to share ways to maximize program operations.  Be prepared to share your ideas, be thought-provoking, ask questions, find creative solutions, and to have a good time! 


Topics for discussion will include:

·        Developing and Applying Incentives and Sanctions

·        Improving the Perception of Program Fairness

·        Family Engagement

·        Education

·        Prosocial Activities


Add to calendarTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Thornapple (3rd Floor)


Overdose Prevention with Naloxone in a Treatment Court Setting  (details)
Speaker(s): Brandon Hool, Grand Rapids Red Project

Description:
In this workshop participants will learn about the current opioid epidemic and proven strategies for reducing overdose death in the community. Participants will learn to recognize opioid overdose and administer the medication that reverses these overdoses, naloxone hydrochloride (Narcan). Participants will also learn where this medication is available and about ways they can help get it into the hands of those most likely to need it.

Power Point Presentation
Add to calendarTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Governor's (2nd Floor)


Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Program: Basics, Swap Testing, Legal  (details)
Speaker(s): Sgt Jeff Stoll, Grand Valley State University Police, Ryan Dannenberg, Kent County Sheriff's Office, and Ken Stecker, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, Prosecuting Attorney’s Association of Michigan (PAAM)

Description: Goal of this workshop would be to inform participants about the DRE Program, its mechanics and philosophy. Provide some insight on the current Saliva testing pilot program going on in the state and offer an overview of legal issues and relevant case law.
Add to calendarTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Ford (1st Floor)


Maintaining the Law of Confidentiality in the Problem-Solving Court  (details)
Speaker(s): Hon. Patrick Bowler, ret.

Description: The federal law of confidentiality (42 CFR, part 2) is particularly important for drug treatment courts as it establishes strict requirements for maintaining the privacy of individuals treated for substance use disorders. The law does allow for sharing of information if the processes and exceptions are established in accordance with the law. The mandated procedures are also "Required Best Practices" and problem-solving courts will be evaluated by the State Court Administrative Office for certification purposes. Recent changes by SAMHSA to 42 CFR, part 2 will also be discussed.

Power Point Presentation Part 1
Power Point Presentation Part 2
Add to calendarTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Pantlind (2nd Floor)


MAT in the Criminal Justice System  (details)
Speaker(s): Doug Marlowe, National Association of Drug Court Professionals

Description:
TBD

Power Point Presentation
Add to calendarWednesday, March 14, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Pantlind (2nd Floor)


Mental Health Court Assessments and Case Conceptualization  (details)
Speaker(s): George F. Ronan, Ph.D. Central Michigan University, ABPP, and Amy E. Perschbacher, MA

Description: This session focuses on conducting a differential diagnosis to help with the adjudication and treatment planning for individuals with significant mental health issues who are also involved in the criminal justice system. The overall goal of this presentation is to suggest pragmatic approaches for mental health assessments and case conceptualizations within a forensic context. Active discussion and problem solving will be encouraged.
Add to calendarWednesday, March 14, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Ford (1st Floor)


Taking your Team to Scale by Leveraging IV-D Funding  (details)
Speaker(s): Carol Bealor, Lisa Cutting, and Leigh Feldman, Cass County Family Court

Description: Every problem solving court has a team made up of the usual suspects: treatment providers,
prosecutor's office, defense bar, child welfare workers, and the like. Think about the difference you could make if you could take your problem solving court team to scale by expanding team membership to improve outcomes for yourparticipants by more fully embracing Key Component #4 and Key Component #10. Learn how your problem solving court can provide a more comprehensive
therapeutic experience for participants by more fully identifying and addressing participants’ “other needs” beyond sobriety and recovery. Problem solving courts also need to be intentional about creating additional or more expanded partnerships among problem solving courts and other agencies to enhance participants’ outcomes.

Come learn from the experiences of the problem solving courts from Cass County, Michigan as we share innovations that have positively impacted participants in Cass County's problem solving courts. Learn about how to leverage IV-D federal funding to bring additional team members to the table to
address “family” problems common to the majority of participants in all problem solving courts such as child support, custody and parenting time issues.

Isn’t it time to recognize that all problem solving courts are “family” courts and that we need to address the “family” challenges facing our participants to enhance their ability for long term success.

Power Point Presentation


Add to calendarWednesday, March 14, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Imperial (1st Floor)


Case Studies: Drug Testing, Toxicology & Forensic Medicine  (details)
Speaker(s): Dr. Willam Morrone, Bay City & Hon. Matthew Stewart, 35th District Drug Treatment Court

Description:
The overarching goal of this MATCO Toxicology and Forensic Medicine session is to offer case-based trainings on the safe and effective use of alcohol management medications and/or the treatment of opioid use disorder (MAT). Any direction for care and medical prescriptions should follow risk assessment based of the information found in drug testing.
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Our focus is to reach providers and/or providers-in-training from diverse professions including judges, law enforcement, physicians, nurses, lawyers, physician assistants, therapists, and program administrators.
Add to calendarWednesday, March 14, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Governor's (2nd Floor)


AA and the Courts: Working Together to Assist Individuals in Recovery  (details)
Speaker(s): Jan V., and Tone F., Alcoholics Anonymous

Description: 
The A.A. Traditions, with a brief history will be presented. It will include how the Fellowship of AA, is to co-operate with the Courts, but not affiliate. “Friends with our friends”, will be examined, with an emphasis on what traditions have been affected and some of the problems that are incurring in the A.A. fellowship because of the interaction with the Courts. For example, we will discuss issues that arise when a court requires defendants to have a sponsor or when a court requires a defendant to obtain verification of attendance at meetings--this impacts the "Anonymous" foundation of AA.
We have a solution and some ideas that the Fellowship would like to share with the judicial system. The hope is that we can all be on common ground, so that we are all helping the suffering alcoholic.

Add to calendarWednesday, March 14, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Grand View (3rd Floor)


Section 298 Issue: Updates to Michigan's Public Behavioral Healthcare System  (details)
Speaker(s): Phillip Kurdonowicz, MI Dept. of Health & Human Services, and Kevin Fischer of NAMI

Description: As you may know, Michigan's public behavioral health care system is in the middle of planning and piloting for possible changes in how the systems are organized. This has been frequently discussed as the "298 issue" and comes from here: http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71550_2941_76181---,00.html.  Starting with the flow of public funds, there are some sentiments in the legislature that all public behavioral health funds (outside of DOC, at least for now) should flow through the 11 Medicaid health plans.  This would be a significant change, as all mental health and substance use disorder funding now is "carved out" of the health plans and is managed under a separate specialty system.  The debate is heated at points - dealing with questions of how much more of the behavioral health funds would be lost to administration, whether there would be real and substantial integration of health/behavioral health care such that patient health status would be improved, and whether as much passion for behavioral health would continue to be put into delivery as is now seen through community mental health system organizations.  The legislature has directed DHHS to establish up to three pilots and evaluate them rigorously over the next few years.  To the extent that these changes could impact the funding available to persons served in drug courts (either during supervision or for ongoing/subsequent care needed after supervision is done), this may be of interest to MATCP attendees.  A parallel conversation could possible be had about projected changes (or risks of it) to the availability of insurances with substance use disorder treatment benefits if federal directions on the Affordable Care Act are realized.

Power Point Presentation
Add to calendarWednesday, March 14, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Sen Vandenberg (2nd Floor)


Drug Testing  (details)
Speaker(s): David Wallace, Asst. Prosecuting Attorney, Huron County

Description:
TBD

Power Point Presentation - Best Practices
Drug Testing Manual
Add to calendarWednesday, March 14, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Atrium (Lower Level)


Updates DWI Court Ignition Interlock Program  (details)
Speaker(s): Hon. Harvey J. Hoffman (ret), Colleen Tulloch-Brown, MSOS, Heidi Cannon, Probation Officer, and Hon. Geno Salomone

Description: Representatives from the Michigan Secretary of State and Judge Harvey Hoffman who retired after 20+ years on the bench along with Judge Geno Salomone will be discussing the expansion of driving privileges, the process of case transfers, and the process for securing full licenses.
Add to calendarWednesday, March 14, 2018 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Pantlind (2nd Floor)


Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury and Methods for Assisting Those Who Are Suffering the Consequences  (details)
Speaker(s): Tom Constand, President & CEO of Brain Injury Association of Michigan; and Dr. Mark Rosner, Vision Specialists of Michigan

Description: To assist team members in gaining a better understanding of the signs and symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), how they occur, how they are treated, and the long term consequences to those who are suffering. Give team members avenues to assist. including use of alternative treatment protocols. Provide team members with detailed information about one promising treatment for TBI symptoms - the use of micro-prism eyeglass lenses.

Power Point Presentation
Add to calendarWednesday, March 14, 2018 1:45 PM - Thursday, March 15, 2018 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Ford (1st Floor)


Speed Dating with Private Partners  (details)
Various Private Partners
Add to calendarWednesday, March 14, 2018 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Center Concourse (2nd Floor)


Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts - Michigan Style  (details)
Speaker(s): Hon.  Jocelyn Fabry and Hon. Allie Maldonado, Tribal Law and Policy Institute

Description: The State of Michigan enjoys a rich tribal community with sophisticated tribal justice systems that reflect legal best practices while also expressing unique indigenous forms of justice. Healing to Wellness Courts, also known as Tribal Drug Courts, are particularly successful in Michigan, existing at the intersection of indigenous justice, restorative justice, and an effective response to the addiction crisis. This workshop will highlight just two of these courts, the Waabshki-Miigwan Court and the Saul Ste. Marie Healing to Wellness Court. Court representatives will highlight their program components, including the creative and successful ways they have weaved cultural components into their programs, as well as opportunities for collaboration with state partners.
Add to calendarWednesday, March 14, 2018 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Grand View (3rd Floor)


Fingerprint: A New Method for Drug Testing  (details)
Speaker(s): Duffy Nabors, Smartox (sponsored by Smart Start Michigan)

Description: This course will discuss in detail the tools that are available to Treatment Court Professionals to identify drug use in clients. Understanding the differences in drug detection methods is paramount for a successful program. This course will also discuss the current trends in drug testing including fingerprint drug testing and breath testing for marijuana.

Add to calendarWednesday, March 14, 2018 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Sen Vandenberg (2nd Floor)


Simple Techniques for Managing Workplace Stress  (details)
Speaker(s): Michael Rice, Creative Projects Inc.

Description: This workshop provides fundamental instruction on an easy-to-use format to help relieve and reduce stress
in the workplace and home. This program is designed to be used unobtrusively in the workplace and at home.

Power Point Presentation
Add to calendarWednesday, March 14, 2018 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Governor's (2nd Floor)


"Medication-Assisted Treatment Made SIMPLE"  (details)
Speaker(s): Sandy Dettman, MD, DABAM, FASAM, The Dettmann Center, P.C.

Description: Learn the basics of the three modalities used to treat opioid dependence - methadone, Suboxone, and Vivitrol. What are these medications and how do they work. Understand that none of these medications is the "cure" for addiction. Rather, these are adjuncts in the treatment of the disease. Learn what MAT is, and what it is NOT.
Add to calendarWednesday, March 14, 2018 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Imperial (1st Floor)


Treatment  (details)
Speaker(s): Carol Smith, Behavorial Health Director, Catholic Human Services

Description: This workshop will present the Treatment Court Best Practices for Treatment.  In addition, the presentation will include information about the role of the treatment provider on the treatment court team.

Power Point Presentation
Add to calendarWednesday, March 14, 2018 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Atrium (Lower Level)


Treatment Innovation in Dealing with DUI Offenders  (details)
Speaker(s): Robert A. Kirchner, Ph.D., Glacier Consulting, Inc.

Description: The Volusia County DUI Treatment Court began in 2012, and have held 33 graduations to date. The program is aimed at chronic or severe abusers who are repeat offenders or first-time offenders. The program is located in Volusia County located in central Florida. All participants must complete Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), a cognitive behavioral therapeutic modality that has proven its effectiveness inaccelerating client’s progress to recovery – completion of MRT leads to increases in graduation rates. In addition, participants credit MRT with their recovery, and report that its sustained effects after graduation reduce their chances of committing crimes again. Ninety-two percent (92%) of the program participants who have entered the program have been retained and received treatment. Eighty-nine percent (89%) of the program graduates have not recidivated within three years of successfully completing the program.

Power Point Presentation
Add to calendarWednesday, March 14, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Sen Vandenberg (2nd Floor)


Using Peer Recovery Coaches in your Specialty Court  (details)
Speaker(s): Andy Brown, Emily Achterhof, Priscilla Shafor, Tony Sledge, 20th Circuit Court & Torri Washington, Judge Vincent Westa, Lynn Kirkpatrick, Ken Papesh, Phase Up Group, Recovery Institute, 8th District Court

Description: This workshop will discuss how to design, fund, implement, and sustain a peer recovery coach program for your specialty court. The 20th Circuit CourtDrug Court has used recovery coaches for the past 3-years, and has received grant funding to continue this service. 

Members of the 20th Circuit Court team will share their experience with all aspects of using peer recovery coaches (including grant writing, clinical supervision, and coordinating services with treatment, case management, and probation supervision) and discuss preliminary findings from a study supported by SAMHSA.

The 20th Circuit Court is recognized as one of nine national mentor courts by the NADCP for 2017-2020.

Power Point Presentation
Add to calendarWednesday, March 14, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Governor's (2nd Floor)


7 Challenges to Juvenile Mental Health Courts  (details)
Speaker(s): Hon. Edward J. Joseph, Deborah Nelson, Lindsay Yeager Carr, Phd, LP, and Janeen Abdur-Rahman, MSW, LLMSW

Description: This panel discussion will focus on seven challenges commonly faced by juvenile mental health courts, such as engaging parents in the process and treatment, implementing effective sanctions, addressing new offenses, intergenerational mental illness, obstacles to establishing pro-social activities for clients, addressing neglect/abuse within the home, and addressing severe mental health concerns in a community setting rather than a residential setting.

Add to calendarWednesday, March 14, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Atrium (Lower Level)


Back to Basics: Providing Practical Tools in an Impractical World  (details)
Speaker(s): Raeann Dunlop, Future Focus Program

Description: This workshop will focus on communication skills with students that are directed towards things such as judgment and quick decisions(surface/layer) as well as communication tools that work specifically with recognizing life events that are "in our control." We will discuss the importance of foundation and philosophy as well as creating a simple application for accepting responsibility for individual actions.

Power Point Presentation
Add to calendarWednesday, March 14, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Imperial (1st Floor)


The Defense Counsel and the Procesutor: Lessons Learned from Both Sides  (details)
Speaker(s): David Wallace, Asst. Prosecuting Attorney, Huron County & Jeff Fanto, Defense Attorney, Wayne County

Description: David Wallace, Asst. Prosecuting Attorney, Huron County, MI will present the Treatment Court experience from the prosecutor’s point of view and Jeffery L. Fanto, Defense Counsel Representative with the 23rd District RDWI Court will do the same from the side of the defense. Both will comment on best practices along with the practical aspects of participating on a Treatment Court Team.


Power Point Presentation - The Defense Counsel and The Prosecutor
Core Competencies



Add to calendarWednesday, March 14, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Ford (1st Floor)


Hope not Handcuffs/FAN Intro  (details)
Speaker(s): Hon. Linda Davis, 41B District Drug Court

Description:
 Hope Not Handcuffs is an initiative started by Families Against Narcotics (FAN), aimed at bringing law enforcement, community organizations, and individuals seeking treatment together in an effort reduce dependency with heroin, prescription drugs, and alcohol. It is a solution.
Add to calendarWednesday, March 14, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Pantlind (2nd Floor)


 

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Payment Options include Check or Credit Card.

    Check Payment:
    • Make check payable to: Michigan Association of Treatment Court Professionals 
    • Mail check to: 824 North Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI 48906
    • Check payment must be received by March 1, 2018
    Credit Card Payment:
    Please note that we are unable to accept credits cards through the Registration site itself.

    However, you may still pay by Credit Card on the MATCP website.


    To pay by Credit Card on the MATCP website, please follow these 2 steps:


    1) Select the above "Register Now" button, complete the required Attendee information, and instead of paying by Credit Card on the registration site, please simply select the "Check" Payment option. 

    2) Return to "Registration and Important Dates" under Conference 2018 on the MATCP website and make a Credit Card payment by selecting the MATCP 2018 Conference Registration Submit button below.

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