Advancing the care of justice-involved populations by building the capacity of the justice workforce has been a longstanding area of focus for the New England ATTC.
Popular training and technical assistance options include:
Training Series Developed with the New England Association of Recovery Court Professionals
The New England ATTC, in partnership with the New England Association of Recovery Court Professionals (NEARCP), continues to offer a bi-monthly targeted technical assistance series for justice professionals to advance the treatment of persons with or at risk of substance use disorders involved the justice system. All of the training sessions have been recorded and are available as self-paced webinars.
- The Science of Bias: How Cognition and Motivation Impact Judgment Part 1
- The Science of Bias: How Cognition and Motivation Impact Judgment Part 2
- An Introduction to Medication Assisted Treatment and Drug Court Systems
- Opioid Use Disorder, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), and Stigma: The Impact of Stigma on Drug Courts Accessing MAT
- Medication Assisted Treatment and Complex Issues Facing Drug Courts - Webinar
The New England ATTC provides training and TA on Understanding Street Gangs and Identifying Techniques and Strategies for Engagement and Interventions with subject matter expert Haner Hernandez. This full day training event focuses on working with street gangs in New England and discusses the myriad factors that contribute to the trajectory of U.S. adolescents and young adults becoming gang members, maintaining their gang affiliation and ceasing their membership. The session addresses the vulnerability of local communities to street gangs, risk and protective factors, as well as what function the gang serves in satisfying the psychological and social needs of their members.
The New England ATTC offers the training, “From Beyond the Wall: Working with Men in the Criminal Justice System” with subject matter expert, Chris Dorval, LICSW, LCDCS, LCDP. This training addresses how to work with men involved in the criminal justice system who seek behavioral health treatment.
This New England ATTC offers a full-day training for staff in the criminal justice system on addiction, medication-assisted treatment, benefits of medication-assisted treatment in the criminal justice system, and treatment planning. This training was initially developed by subject matter Mike Gaudet, LICSW, and is now available from multiple ATTC trainers.