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Time for a Tune-Up?

Now accepting applications for 2023 operational tune-up training!

Research confirms that ongoing training is critical to the success of treatment courts. Operational tune-up training challenges seasoned court teams to self-assess and provides assistance in taking corrective steps to improve policy, practice, and outcomes.

Operational tune-up training is designed for adult drug treatment courts and veterans treatment courts with at least two years’ operating experience. This training is free, but the deadline to apply is November 15, 2022.

Through this training you will:

  • Learn the latest best practices and how they should be applied to your program

  • Revise policies and practices relating to incentives, sanctions and therapeutic adjustments; target population; and treatment

  • Receive updates on pertinent case law

Adult drug treatment court operational tune-up training is for experienced programs that:

  • Have two years or more operational experience

  • Have a committed core team willing to participate

  • Are ready to review team operations and improve program outcomes

What happens at an operational tune-up training?

  • Two-day training

  • Highly interactive plenary and workshop sessions

  • Facilitated discussion about the NADCP Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards, research, program operations, and outcomes

  • Opportunities to review program operations and identify ways to improve outcomes for participants and the program

  • Team-building opportunities

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be an adult drug court or veterans treatment court in operation for at least two years

  • Submit requested court documents as attachments with their application (policy and procedure manual, participant handbook, etc.)

  • Submit a letter of support from the state treatment court coordinator as an attachment within the application

Required Team Members

  • Judge

  • Prosecutor

  • Coordinator

  • Treatment provider

  • Defense attorney

  • Law enforcement officer

  • Probation officer

  • Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist

    Veterans Treatment Courts Only

  • Mentor Coordinator

    Veterans Treatment Courts Only

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