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All Rise Adult Treatment Court Best Practice Standards (2023)

Description:
Adult Treatment Court Best Practice Standards were released by All Rise in December 2023. This is the Second Edition of the Adult Treatment Court’s Best Practice Standards.

The second edition of the standards applies to adult drug courts, co-occurring courts, DWI courts, mental health courts, reentry drug courts, tribal healing to wellness courts, veterans treatment courts, and family treatment courts. This document contains updated standards for Standards I-VI and standards VII-X will be released at a future date.

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National Center for State Courts, Gender Inclusivity in the Courts: How to Treat Everyone with Fairness, Dignity & Impartiality

Description: Gender Inclusivity in the Courts: How to Treat Everyone with Fairness, Dignity, and Impartiality.

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American Psychological Association’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Inclusive Language Guidelines

Description: APA's Inclusive Language Guidelines provide guidelines to raise awareness, guide learning,  and support the use of culturally sensitive terms and phrases that center the voices and perspectives of those who are often marginalized or stereotyped.

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American Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges Center for Health Justice’s Advancing Health Equity: A Guide to Language, Narrative, and Concepts

Description: This guide to advancing equity offers 1) guidance on language for promoting health equity, contrasting traditional/outdated terms with equity-focused alternatives, 2) explores how narratives matter, and 3) provides a glossary of key terms, defining key concepts, and whenever possible acknowledging debates over definitions and usage.

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National Association for Drug Court Professionals Equity & Inclusion Toolkit

Description: NADCP's Equity & Inclusion Toolkit provides guidance on implementing Best Practice Standard II: Equity and Inclusion in Adult Drug Courts.

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Massachusetts Adult Drug Court Manual (2015)

Description:

This guide to starting and operating an Adult Drug Court in Massachusetts aims to:

  1. To identify the basic principles of evidence-based best practices applicable to Adult Drug Court in the Commonwealth;
  2. To assist a certification process applicable to Adult Drug Courts in the Commonwealth;
  3. To identify resources to assist existing Adult Drug Courts in enhancing their practices and to prepare for the certification process; and
  4. To identify resources to assist new Adult Drug Courts in establishing programs that comply with evidence-based best practices and meet certification requirements.

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National Association for Drug Court Professionals Clinician’s Guide to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

Description: NADCP's Clinician's Guide provides guidance for treatment court clinicians on helping participants benefit from medication for opioid use disorder.

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National Association for Drug Court Professionals Family Treatment Court Best Practice Standards

Description: NADCP's Best Practice Standards provide national recommendations to guide the operations of Family Treatment Courts.

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National Association for Drug Court Professionals Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards Vols 1 & 2

Description: NADCP's Best Practice Standards provide national recommendations to guide the operations of Adult Drug Courts.

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