SEPTEMBER 29 & 30, 2021


Thank you to all for attending the 2021 New Hampshire Treatment Court Conference. We look forward to gathering again at the 2022 event! Conference details will be announced in the coming months. 


DAY ONE  |  Wednesday, September 29, 2021  |  7:45-4:30PM 

DAY TWO  |  Thursday, September 30, 2021  |  7:45-4:00PM 

We invite you to take part in this 2-day event that includes networking opportunities and educational sessions on a variety of topics including behavioral health and medications, incentives and sanctions, equity, inclusion, implicit bias, monitoring and evaluation, resources available to clients, cannabis use, best practices, treatment team roles, and more.

The event is being hosted by Friends of NH Drug Courts, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., and NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association. 


The New Hampshire Treatment Court Conference encourages anyone with a role on the treatment court team or anyone working in law enforcement, corrections, judges, treatment providers, probation, parole, etc. to attend this event.


Agenda is subject to change. Additional breakout sessions will continue to be added as they are confirmed.
  • 7:45-8:30 | Registration, Morning Reception, Exhibits
  • 8:30-8:50 | Welcome & Introductions
  • 8:50-10:20 | The Future of Drug Courts/Past to the Present – Aaron Arnold, Center for Court Innovation (CCI)
  • 10:20-10:45 | Refreshment Break & Exhibits
  • 10:45-12:00 | Breakout Sessions Block 1
       – The Intersection of CBD and Therapeutic Courts – Paul Cary, NDCI
       – Equity and Inclusion in Drug Courts – Anne Janku, NDCI
       – NH Judicial Branch Community Housing Program – Rachael Azotea, NHJB
       – America’s Drug Crisis  – Jon DeLena, DEA
       – Don’t Just Wing It: Combining Clinical and Supervision Caseplans to Improve Outcomes in Treatment Courts – Brian Meyer and Shannon Carey, NDCI
  • 12:00-1:00 | Lunch Break & Time for Exhibits
  • 1:00-1:30 | Networking Activity
  • 1:30-2:45 | Breakout Sessions Block 2
       – Drug Testing During Unprecedented Times – Paul Cary, NDCI
       – Decision Points: Addressing Racial & Ethnic Disparities (RED) – Sheila McCarthy and Monica Christofferson , of CCI
       – ASAM Assessment Information in Treatment Planning – Paul Kiernan, Better Life Betters
       – Local and Regional Programs, Data and Trends – Keira Lathan, NEHIDTA; Chris Hickey, City of Manchester; Jon Delena, DEA
    – What’s Old Is New Again: Complex PTSD in ICD 11, Clinical Treatment, and Your Courtroom – Brian Meyer, NDCI
    2:45-3:15 | Refreshment Break & Exhibits
    3:15-4:30 | Breakout Session Block 3
    – Case Management for Methamphetamine Users – Michelle Hart, NCDI

   – The Role of Law Enforcement in Treatment Courts – Vanessa Price, NDCI
   – Constitutional and Legal Issues in Problem-Solving Courts – Aaron Arnold, CCI
   – Evaluation Boot Camp: Preparing Your Treatment Court for Internal and External Evaluation – Shannon Carey, Co-President and Director of Development, NPC Research
   – THC Updates and the Effect Neonatal/In-utero to Child – Brian Meyer, NDCI

  • 4:30 | Adjourn 


Agenda is subject to change. Additional breakout sessions will continue to be added as they are confirmed.
  • 7:45-8:30 | Registration, Morning Reception, Exhibits
  • 8:30-8:45 | Welcome & Introductions
  • 8:45-10:25 | Taking Stock of Drug Courts After 30 Years: The Good, the Bad, and the Misunderstood  – Douglas Marlowe, PhD, Senior Scientific Consultant, National Association of Drug Court Professionals – Doug Marlowe, NADCP
  • 10:25-10:45 | Refreshment Break & Exhibits
  • 10:45-12:00 | Breakout Sessions Block 1
       – Addressing Disparities – Cultural Competence in Treatment Courts – Joe Lunievicz, NDCI
       – Do No Harm: Drug Courts and the Integration of Harm Reduction – David Lucas, CCI and Joe Hannon, NHHRC
       – Establishing Family Treatment Courts: Lessons Learned in NY State – Presenters from CCI TBA
       – So, We’re Not Supposed to Use Jail: What Do We Do Instead? Alternatives to Incarceration As a Sanction – Shannon Carey, PhD, Co-President and Director of Development, NPC Research
  • 12:00-1:00 | Lunch Break & Time for Exhibits
  • 1:00-2:15 | Breakout Sessions Block 2
       – Systematic Racism and Its Effects on Treatment Courts – Anne Janku, NDCI
       – The Evolution of Teleservices: Developments and Emerging Opportunities – Sheila McCarthy, CCI
       – Bringing Family Treatment Courts to NH, Hon. John C. Rowley, Tompkins County Judge, Ithaca, New York and Hon. John J. Yazinski, Circuit Court, State of New Hampshire
       – Start to Finish and Beyond: Continuing Care & the Foundations of Recovery Capital– Dave Lucas, CCI
       – The Many Faces of Brain Injury – Noticing the Unseen and What to Do About It – Dr. Christa Marshall, NDCI
  • 2:15-2:35 | Refreshment Break & Exhibits
  • 2:35-3:45 | Final Plenary Session
     – Where are We Now? NH Treatment Court Update – Honorable Tina L. Nadeau, Chief Justice, NH Superior Court 
     – Ask the Experts Panel – Aaron Arnold, Doug Marlowe, Honorable Tina L. Nadeau, Shannon Carey
  • 3:45-4:00 | Closing Remarks, Reflections & Evaluation
  • 4:00 | Adjourn

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