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Operational Tune-Up


NDCI Operational Tune-Up provides advanced training to seasoned treatment court teams. This highly interactive workshop teaches the latest research and best practices, while assessing your current practice and finding ways to improve.

2020 Operational Tune-Up Applications Now Being Accepted

Application Deadline: November 22, 2019

Research confirms that ongoing training is critical to the success of treatment courts. Operational Tune-up will challenge seasoned court teams to self-assess and provide assistance with taking corrective steps to improve policy, practice and outcomes.

2020 Operational Tune-Up is reserved for adult drug courts or veterans treatment courts with at least two years operating experience. The training is FREE but there must be three treatment court programs that participate - three adult drug courts or three veterans treatment courts.

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 and sanctions, target population, supervision, and drug testing
  • Receive an update on pertinent case law

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is designed for experienced programs. Because the workshop is highly interactive and focuses on group decision-making and consensus, the training experience will be enhanced by the attendance of as many team members as possible. We require, at a minimum, the following attend due to their day-to-day interactions with clients:

  • Judge
  • Prosecutor
  • Coordinator
  • Treatment provider
  • Defense attorney
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Probation officer

Without these core team members it is unlikely that your team will be accepted.

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be a adult drug court or veterans treatment court in operation for at least two years
  • Recruit three court teams to participate
  • 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.


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