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Day Two: Annual Justice and Treatment Partnership Conference

Annual Justice and Treatment Partnership Conference

December 8, 2021

Program Chair

Justice Kofi N. Barnes

Program Hosts

Dennis Reilly: Morning

Jennifer Graham: Afternoon

DAY 2: December 8, 2021

9.00 AM Eastern-4.00PM Eastern 



Keynote TBA

9.00a.m – 9.30a.m

Jeremy Akerstream


Timely, High Quality and Appropriate Treatment

9:30 am – 10:45 am (75 minutes)


Justice and Treatment Partnerships seek to employ a continuum of effective treatment strategies aimed at eradicating or reducing the deleterious impacts of the precursors to human suffering and criminal behavior. In many instances this requires the utilization of multidisciplinary and multisystemic collaborative approaches. Experienced practitioners will describe various treatment and case management strategies employed in different types of Justice and Treatment partnerships.


Moderator: Judie Birns

Speakers: Jennifer Lysay, Kemi Jacobs, Nicole Hermansen, Aspasia Papatheodorou


Health Break

10.45 am-11:00am (15 minutes)


Treatment services for the incarcerated population

11:00 am – 12:15pm (75 minutes)


Strategies for addressing deleterious impacts of issues such as trauma, addiction, mental illness, criminal behavior etc. during and post incarceration are discussed.

Moderator: Lorne Sabsay

Speakers: Tanya Connors, Sharie Thompson-Rudder



12:00pm – 1.00pm (60 minutes)


Monitoring and Evaluation

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (90 minutes)


Anecdotal stores of success are rewarding but insufficient to optimize program outcomes. An effective program monitoring and evaluation process enables Justice and Treatment partnerships to identify limitations, needs, challenges and success. Experts will explain how monitoring and evaluation can be utilized to optimize program success.

Moderator: Arla Liska

Speakers: Michael Weinrath, Irene Hoffart, Hannah Scot


Health Break

2:30pm - 2:45pm (15 minutes)


Harm Reduction and the Drug Treatment Court Practitioner

2:45 pm –3:45pm (60 minutes)


Drug Treatment Courts are one of the most researched Justice and Treatment Partnerships in North America.  Research has produced several clearly identified Practice Standards. Variations in how these Practice Standards are implemented is often influenced by differences in treatment philosophies, the most common is the abstinence and harm reduction dichotomy. In contrast to abstinence, the introduction of harm reduction into the Drug Treatment Court discourse is a relatively new phenomenon for most Drug Treatment Courts in North America. Experienced practitioners explain how harm reduction principles can be applied in a Drug Treatment Court. Some concepts discussed


Speakers: Alejandra Garcia, David Lucas


Closing Remarks

3:45-4:00 pm


Preview of Day 3


Speaker: Justice Barnes/Jennifer Graham


Wednesday, December 08, 2021, 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM

Additional Info:
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