More than 5,000 to be inspired, trained july 9-12 at nadcp treatment court conference

National Harbor, MD, July 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — More than 5,000 justice and recovery professionals on the front lines of the nation’s battle against the opioid epidemic are coming to the nation’s capital July 9-12, 2017 for the 23rd National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) annual treatment court conference. Drug courts and other treatment courts have been researched more than any other justice system intervention in history. They reduce drug use and recidivism, and save taxpayer dollars.  This year, treatment courts will help over 150,000 people live lives of recovery; find employment, pay taxes, and give back to their communities.

WHO: Conference attendees representing the nation’s drug courts, DWI courts and veterans treatment courts including state and federal justice leaders, celebrities, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, treatment providers, clinicians, police and probation officers, military veterans, business owners, treatment court graduates and their family members.

WHAT: 23rd National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) Annual Training Conference.

WHERE: All events are at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

WHEN: July 9-12, 2017

WHY: Drug courts and other treatment courts are the cornerstone of the justice reform movement.

MEDIA CONTACT: To RSVP contact Chris Deutsch, 202-222-8105, cdeutsch@allrise.org; Ami Neiberger-Miller, 703-887-4877, ami@steppingstoneLLC.com  

FULL SCHEDULE WITH WORKSHOP TOPICS ONLINE AT NADCPCONFERENCE.ORG

SUNDAY, JULY 9 – Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer, Sesame Workshop’s Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, Inspiring Stories of Drug Court Graduates Who Overcame Addiction, Veteran Mentor Boot Camp

7:00am-6:30pm – Interviews available with judges, attorneys, recovery specialists, drug court experts, veterans court experts, treatment court graduates, Veteran Mentor Boot Camp participants.

8:45am-3:00pm– Workshops on drug court, veterans treatment court, DWI court topics.

8:45am-3:00pm – Veteran Mentor Boot Camp

3:00pm-4:30pm – opening ceremony (for all 5,000 attendees) with Octavia Spencer, Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, Rich Baum (acting director of White House Office of National Drug Control Policy), Parade of Treatment Court Graduates with inspiring stories from Washington, D.C., Mo., Texas, Colo., and W.Va.

6:30pm-9:30pm – Recovery Film Festival: “Served Like a Girl” about 5 women veterans who suffered trauma and struggled after returning to civilian life.

MONDAY, JULY 10 – Sesame Workshop, Veteran Mentor Boot Camp

7:00am- 6:30pm– Interviews available with judges, attorneys, recovery specialists, drug court experts, veterans court experts, treatment court graduates, Veteran Mentor Boot Camp participants.

8:00am-9:15am – GENERAL SESSION (for all 5,000 attendees): Little Children, Big Challenges: Counteracting the Effects of Trauma on the Vulnerable Children and Families of Treatment Court Participants (Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, Sesame Workshop)

9:30am-12:15pm – Veteran Mentor Boot Camp sessions

9:30am-12:15pm – Workshops on drug court, veterans treatment court, DWI court topics.

1:45pm-6:00pm– Veteran Mentor Boot Camp sessions

1:45pm-6:00pm – Workshops on drug court, veterans treatment court, DWI court topics.

7:30pm-9:45pm – Recovery Film Festival: “Beyond the Wall” follows five formerly incarcerated men who are attempting to rebuild their lives.

TUESDAY, JULY 11 – workshops, training

7:00am- 4:30pm– Interviews available with judges, attorneys, recovery specialists, drug court experts, veterans court experts, treatment court graduates, Veteran Mentor Boot Camp participants.

8:00am-9:15am – GENERAL SESSION (for all 5,000 attendees): Long-Term Recovery in the Midst of an Expanding Opiate Use Epidemic

9:30am-4:30pm – Workshops on drug court, veterans treatment court, DWI court topics.

6:30pm-9:30pm – Recovery Film Festival: “A New High” follows 18 people on the road to recovery led by a veteran who challenges them to climb Mount Rainier.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12 – Elizabeth Vargas, ABC News “20/20” co-anchor, former Miss USA Deshauna Barber, Justice For Vets Mentor Corps Swearing In Ceremony

7:00am-1:00pm – Interviews available with judges, attorneys, recovery specialists, drug court experts, veterans court experts, treatment court graduates, Veteran Mentor Boot Camp participants.

7:30am-8:45am –Workshops on drug court, veterans treatment court, DWI court topics.

9:00am-10:30am – GENERAL SESSION (for all 5,000 attendees): Will Treatment Courts Exist in 30 Years? Three Challenges We Must Address to Ensure Their Survival

11:00am-12:30pm – Closing Ceremony (for all 5,000 attendees) – Keynote address by Elizabeth Vargas, ABC News “20/20” co-anchor; remarks by former Miss USA Deshauna Barber; Justice For Vets Mentor Corps Swearing In Ceremony

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Chris Deutsch
National Association of Drug Court Professionals
202-222-8105
cdeutsch@nadcp.org