Addiction and the Justice System: Deciphering the Maze
Wednesday, July 5, 2006
Invited Panelists: Anthony Perkins, Incarceration Committee Chairman, Oxford House World Council, Oxford House Inc.; Judge Karen Freeman Wilson (ret.), CEO, National Association of Drug Court Professionals; Dr. Allan S. Noonan, Dean, School of Public Health and Policy, Morgan State University; Larry Wilson, Supervisory Therapist, Jail Addiction Services, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Behavioral Health and Crisis Services
Program Abstract: Seeking and receiving treatment services can be a difficult process for anyone struggling with addiction. When compounded with being arrested and entering the justice system, this difficult process can become truly mystifying. This program will explore addiction treatment services and interventions at each segment of the justice system. The sectors covered by this show include: community policing, points of arrests, initial interventions for first-time offense, drug courts, responses to relapse, prison services, and services regarding reentry into society.
Ivette Torres, Associate Director for Consumer Affairs, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)