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The Science of Bias: How Cognition and Motivation Impact Judgement

The New England ATTC, and the New England Association of Recovery Court Professionals (NEARCP), are hosting a bi-monthly webinar series for criminal justice professionals. In January 2021 we began with, "The Science of Bias: How Cognition and Motivation Impact Judgment - Part 1" presented by Keith B. Maddox, Ph.D. and will continue with Part 2 in March 2021. 


Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN)

The New England ATTC Co-Director, Dr. Rosemarie Martin, is a JCOIN Director/Principal Investigator. JCOIN is part of the NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative, an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis. Launched in April 2018, the NIH HEAL Initiative is focused on improving prevention and treatment strategies for opioid misuse and addiction and enhancing pain management. The network will include 10 research centers, including one at Brown University, and two additional support centers all working to improve the quality of addiction treatment for OUD in criminal justice settings nationwide. 


Adopting and Retaining Motivational Interviewing in the Criminal Justice Workforce

The New England ATTC provides training and technology transfer consultation to criminal justice organizations in the adoption and implementation of the evidence-based practice of Motivational Interviewing (MI).  The process for this workforce development series employs three phases:

·       Phase 1:  MI: Engaging to Facilitate Change. A credited, self-directed on-line course on MI.

·       Phase 2:  Advanced MI Skills. A one-day face-to-face training on MI skills

·       Phase 3:  MI Assessment: Supervisory Tools for Enhancing Proficiency (MIA: STEP). A two-day training that provides concrete tools and practice for clinical supervisors who supervise or mentor treatment providers to enhance their MI skills.


Technology Transfer Consultation

To complement the series above, web based consultation and learning collaborative facilitation is provided for a period of 6 months.  Web based consultation sessions will occur once per month during one-hour video/audio interactive meetings.