Monday, June 2, 2008

Drug Court Conference

Last week, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals held their annual conference, an event that attracts thousands of participants. This year, the Center sent a contingent of about a dozen folks, headed by Val, who also serves on NADCP's board of directors. Center staffers spoke on numerous panels on topics such as domestic violence, community justice, and failed criminal justice reforms. To coincide with the conference, the Urban Institute released a study suggesting that if all addicted defendants were offered drug court, the savings could be as large as $46 billion. Unfortunately, only a small fraction of the estimated 1.5 million addicted arrestees end up in a drug court each year. Click here for press coverage of the conference and report.