2020 WATCP State Conference

Agenda

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  • Wednesday, September 9, 2020
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    Day 1

    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Breakfast / Registration
    Breakfast Buffet included in registration; Must register and get name tag to access meal service.
    8:00 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Opening Remarks - Day 1
    Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, Invited
    8:30 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Equity & Inclusion Plenary
    This session will build off the report from the Zeidler Center's data collection from WATCP participants at last year's conference in an effort to expand the team member's understanding of diversity with the realization that equity and inclusion goes beyond race...it includes gender, sexual orientation, and disabilities. The session aims to educate participants on recognizing how these issues can be barriers to participation and treatment within the problem solving court community.
    Speakers:
    10:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    BREAK - VISIT THE VENDORS!
    10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Cognitive Behavioral Interventions in Case Management
    Cognitive Behavioral Interventions are seen as an evidence-based practice and even as the gold standard among criminal justice programming. Often, it is assumed that these interventions can only be administered through lengthy and formal programming like T4C, MRT, or CBI. In fact, case managers can and should integrate brief, efficient, and effective cognitive behavioral interventions on a regular basis with their clients. This workshop will include both theory and hands-on practice with tools and techniques which can be integrated into ongoing case management.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Family Treatment Court: From Planning to Operation- What We've Learned
    This workshop is geared towards individuals who are looking at beginning a Family Treatment Court in their county and are about to begin planning or have already jumped into the planning stage. Both Dunn and Rock County received a start-up grant from the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families in 2018 and opened the doors to their treatment courts in August 2019. Come find out what steps we took following the 2019 Family Treatment Court Standards, what we’ve learned during planning, and what helpful resources we used.
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM
    How to Create and Sustain a Volunteer Peer Support Program in Treatment Court
    Objectives of this session include: (1) Learn how to create a Peer Support program in Treatment Court using graduates on a volunteer basis to provide peer support to current participants. (2) Learn how to train Peer Support Mentors based on the State of WI Certified Peer Specialist Core competencies, Scope of Practice, Code of Ethics in combination with Treatment Court rules and guidelines. (3) Learn how to sustain a Peer Support program with a small budget.
    Speakers:
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    10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Integrated Case Management
    All drug court team members need to understand client case management. Through client case management the team can understand the client’s needs. Case management is an opportunity to assist our client’s recovery efforts and build a successful foundation for long term recovery. It is important to provide the wrap around services to the client to meet their needs. Effective case management is early identification of needs and provide tools and services to assist the client to change. This also includes identifying any gaps in the program to where the client’s needs are not being met. This session will help teams develop a framework for case management and provide information on evaluating a programs effort to meet the clients where there are Learning Objectives: After this session, participants will be able to: • Understand how case management builds a foundation for participant success and longterm recovery • Identify service gaps and their impact on participant recovery • Examine current processes which create gaps in service and how to strengthen case management to reduce service gaps
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Tribal Culture in Treatment Court
    Robert Mann will give an overview of tribal culture and discuss how that impacts participants in various treatment courts.
    Speakers:
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    11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM
    Lunch /Hero Awards & Aulik Award
    Lunch Buffet followed by presentation of the 2020 Hero Awards and the 2020 Aulik Award Recipient, Judge Mary Triggiano, Milwaukee County
    1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Alcohol Monitoring Tools: Choose Your Technology Wisely
    Not all alcohol monitoring tools are created equal. EtG, transdermal, and breath detection tools have different capabilities. If you are only using one type of alcohol detection tool for all stages of your program, you might be missing more drinking events than you are catching. Attend this session to learn what their strengths and weaknesses are and the best way to use each.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Integrating Peer Support into Treatment Courts
    Peer support represents a powerful movement in mental health and AODA treatment and is widely seen as an evidence-based practice. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to integrate peer services or to fully leverage peer support for the benefit of the program and its clients. This session will cover the special considerations of peer support in criminal justice programing, various roles peer specialists can fill, and address supervision/quality assurance of peer support programming.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Operationalizing Equity & Inclusion
    After a brief overview of the Zeidler Report from data collected from last year's WATCP Conference, this session will address how to implement Eqity and Inclusion tools to address these issues within your teams. Operationalizing equivalent access to disadvantaged groups can sound difficult but NADCP has developed several tools and ways to expand equivalent access to all populations. This session will demonstrate how teams can identify and enhance access to populations who have experienced historical discrimination. There will be a component introducing the newly developed Equity and Inclusion Toolkit and how teams can create and execute a plan for utilization of the toolkit. This session will give teams the tools to identify specific shortcomings of their programs and how they can use the toolkit enhancements to ensure that there is equivalent access to all disadvantaged populations. Learning Objectives: After this session, the participants will be able to: • Define and identify existing implicit and explicit biases. • Identify barriers to specific populations and how to remove them. • Identify tools to assist in ensuring equivalent access to disadvantaged populations
    Speakers:
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    1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Opiates, THC, and Oral Fluid Roadside Testing
    This workshop will explain the differences in identifying Heroin, Fentanyl, and designer drugs in oral fluid using ELISA and LC/MS/MS technology. Attendees will learn how incorporating oral fluid drug testing to identify drug use and abuse can assist in addressing the current opioid epidemic and furthering the advancement of treatment courts. Roadside oral fluid testing has been used in Germany, Belgium and other countries. It is also currently being evaluated within this country in several states, including Michigan, California, Vermont, Arizona, Tennessee, and others. Michigan State Police have expanded the original oral fluid roadside drug testing pilot in 2019 to include 55 participating law enforcement agencies and Drug Recognition Experts in every county through 2020. The pilot expansion allows a greater number of police departments to participate.
     Optional 
    1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Session TBD
     Optional  Closed 
    2:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    AFTERNOON SNACK BREAK
    Snack buffet included
    2:45 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Constitutional and Legal Issues in Problem-Solving Courts
    Problem-solving courts have become a central feature of many state justice systems, as they offer an effective, evidence-based approach for addressing the underlying challenges—like substance use disorders and mental health issues—that often drive people into the justice system. Decades of research shows that these courts save lives, reduce reoffending, strengthen families, and improve public trust in justice. One of the major critiques of problem-solving courts, however, is that they raise constitutional and legal concerns related to due process, right to counsel, access to appropriate treatment, confidentiality of information, and other issues. It is critically important that problem-solving court judges and teams understand these constitutional and legal issues and ensure that their courts are conforming to the law and protecting the rights of participants. In this session, a legal expert from the Center for Court Innovation will provide a comprehensive review of the major constitutional and legal issues in problem-solving courts and facilitate a discussion around specific issues of concern to session attendees. Session attendees will be able to: 1. Identify the key constitutional and legal issues implicated by problem-solving courts; 2. Cite the major constitutional and legal underpinnings of the problem-solving court model; and 3. Improve their own courts by applying the information and recommendations offered in this presentation.
     
    5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM
    Meet & Greet
    Come and network with new colleagues, meet up with old friends, mingle with vendors and speakers. Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages compliments of WATCP. Cash bar. For planning purposes, please indicate whether you plan to attend.
     Optional 
  • Thursday, September 10, 2020
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    DAY 2

    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    BREAKFAST
    Breakfast Buffet included with all registered participants. Wear your name badge for service.
    8:00 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Opening Remarks - Day 2
    Kevin Carr, DOC Secretary, Invited
    Speakers:
    8:30 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Behavior Modification
    What are effective incentives and sanctions? How do you decide on which ones to use? How do you deliver them in the courtroom? And what about therapeutic responses? The science of behavior change is complex and knowing how and when to use sanctions and incentives effectively can be challenging. Dr. Carey will tackle this topic from the point of view of the researcher with a emphasis on application: Specifically, how to pull together the information you need to make decisions in staffing and how to deliver the message in court. Learning Objectives-At the end of this session, participants will be able to: • Learn effective delivery of incentives and sanctions in the courtroom. • Gain knowledge of some key research-based practices for behavior modification. • Learn what information is needed to determine what incentives and sanctions are most meaningful for participants and when therapeutic responses are appropriate.
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    10:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    BREAK - VISIT THE VENDORS
    10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM
    2020 Best Practices in Assessment, Supervision, & Treatment of High Risk Drunk Drivers
    In 2018, there were over 1 million drivers arrested for driving under the influence and drunk drivers were responsible for 10,511 fatalities. Community justice and treatment professionals can face unique challenges in assessing risk levels for these offenders while determining the most appropriate level and type of supervision, technology and treatment needs to minimize the risk of a re-offense and a new victim. This interactive presentation will provide an overview and continuum of the most recent evidence based practices for addressing the issues of high risk drunk drivers from arrest to discharge. This includes the latest research on assessment tools, characteristics of high risk drunk drivers, community supervision strategies, available technologies, the use of Problem Solving Courts, as well as alcohol treatment programming to help criminal justice and treatment professionals maximize their effectiveness while reducing risk to the community
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    10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Beyond Veteran Courts—Creative Solutions to Assist Veterans in the Justice System
    This session will present (and solicit) creative solutions to jurisdictions without a Veteran court or with limited access to VA Healthcare services, including: - Veteran tracks of existing treatment courts - Prison/jail efforts (such as Veteran dorms) - Law Enforcement Efforts (such as Veteran response teams) - Partnering with County, State, and other Veteran resources, including the use of VA Community Care Options - Civil Legal assistance (such as Medical Legal Partnerships) - VA Support services via the Veteran Justice Programs outside of the treatment court context WATCP members/conference attendees are potentially well-positioned to influence their jurisdictions in starting these “brother and sister" interventions/programs that can impact justice-involved Veteran outcomes, may lead to the establishment of future Veteran treatment tracks/courts, or may even augment already existing Veteran treatment courts.
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Due Process in Wisconsin
    This session will help participants understand the basic requirements of Due Process in Wisconsin an how it should be applied in Treatment Courts. It will discuss how to apply Due Process to the different phases of Treatment Courts and will share the experience of various courts. The panel is made up of experienced Treatment Court Judges from across Wisconsin.
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Peer Review Team / Panel
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     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Teleservices: Using Technology to Enhance Treatment Court Operations
    In today’s tech-savvy world, computers, smartphones, and videoconferencing offer new opportunities for drug courts to serve clients and address staff training needs. The Center for Court Innovation, in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, is piloting technology initiatives with problem-solving courts in several states. These jurisdictions are using technology to increase capacity, address treatment barriers, supervise clients, and provide training for staff. The courts have found that treatment services, including MAT, toxicology screening, compliance monitoring, court hearings, and staff training are all accessible remotely. Join staff from the Center for Court Innovation for a practical discussion about technology implementation and discover what technological advances are on the horizon for treatment courts. Participants will learn about current technologies being used by problem-solving courts; understand specific strategies for using technology to enhance treatment delivery, client supervision, and staff training; and learn how to access online training resources for drug court professionals.
     Optional 
    11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM
    LUNCH & GRADUATE PANEL
    Lunch buffet included followed by Graduate Panel. Graduates will briefly share their Treatment Court journey and how it impacted their lives. Followed by Q&A session with graduates.
    1:00 PM  -  1:15 PM
    Break
    1:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Co-Occurring Disorders in Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts
    Many individuals who apply to Healing to Wellness Courts, not only have an addiction, but also present with mental health concerns. This can be challenging for Healing to Wellness staff to determine if the program is a viable option for the individual. This session will cover what the Healing to Wellness Court team should consider at the time of assessment, what the latest research says about treating this population, and modalities of therapy that are proven effective.
     Optional 
    1:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    People in Crisis
    This interactive workshop is a valuable tool for helping anyone who works with people in the criminal justice system understand the realities of poverty. Participants will gain insight into the day-to-day realities faced by families living in poverty. A minimum number of participants is required, and workshop size is strictly limited, so please only select this workshop if you intend to participate fully.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    1:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Sustainability
    You have established your treatment court, now how do you sustain it? Presenters from the Center for Court Innovations will discuss how to maintain a program after grant funding.
     Optional 
    1:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Transgender 101: Moving your Court Forward with the Essentials of Transgender Competencies
    Speakers:
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    1:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    What 30 Years of MRT in Corrections has Taught Us
    This workshop is designed to equip attendees with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions when choosing evidence-based treatment options for adult and juvenile clients in specialty courts and corrections. An emphasis is placed on substance abuse and criminal justice statistics, as well as the results of over 30 years of implementing MRT -Moral Reconation Therapy® in a multitude of court and corrections settings.
    Keynote Speaker:
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    3:15 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Afternoon Snack Break- Day 2
    Snack buffet included; visit the vendors.
    3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    State Strategic Planning Update wiht Q&A
    Overview of the State Courts Strategic Planning session and plans for treatment courts in Wisconsin going forward.
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    6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM
    America in Transition
    2 Short films from the award-winning, Sundance-backed documentary series exploring relationships, family, and soical issues with trans people of color across the US. Followed by Q&A. This is a non-credit offering. Please indicate whether you will be attending so that we can plan for an appropriate sized room.
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  • Friday, September 11, 2020
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    DAY 3

    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Breakfast - Day 3
    Breakfast Buffet included; Please wear badge during meal service.
    8:00 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Closing Remarks: "2020: Looking Back and Going Forward"
    Installation of Incoming WATCP President, Catherine Dorl. Election results: new WATCP Board of Directors.
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    8:30 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Session TBD
    Due to Tall Cops unavailability; this session is being rescheduled.
    9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Plenary Session TBD
    Due to Tall Cops unavailability this session is TBD
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Drug/Hybrid Court Networking and Collaboration Session
    In response to feedback from past conference surveys, this session gives you and your team the opportunity to network and collaborate with other Drug Courts and Hybrid Treatment Courts from Wisconsin. This guided discussion will allow participants to brainstorm issues with their team, share ideas and resources that have been successful with the group, and gain new insights into the delivery of services to those you serve on your court.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Family Treatment Court Networking and Collaboration Session
    In response to feedback from past conference surveys, this session gives you and your team the opportunity to network and collaborate with other Family Treatment Courts from Wisconsin. This guided discussion will allow participants to brainstorm issues with their team, share ideas and resources that have been successful with the group, and gain new insights into the delivery of services to those you serve on your court.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Mental Health Treatment Court Networking and Collaboration Session
    In response to feedback from past conference surveys,, this session gives you and your team the opportunity to network and collaborate with other Mental Health Treatment Courts from Wisconsin. This guided discussion will allow participants to brainstorm issues with their team, share ideas and resources that have been successful with the group, and gain new insights into the delivery of services to those you serve on your court.
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    OWI Court Networking and Collaboration Session
    In response to feedback from past conference surveys,, this session gives you and your team the opportunity to network and collaborate with other OWI Courts from Wisconsin. This guided discussion will allow participants to brainstorm issues with their team, share ideas and resources that have been successful with the group, and gain new insights into the delivery of services to those you serve on your court.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Networking and Collaboration Session
    In response to feedback from past conference surveys, this session gives you and your team the opportunity to network and collaborate with other Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts from Wisconsin. This guided discussion will allow participants to brainstorm issues with their team, share ideas and resources that have been successful with the group, and gain new insights into the delivery of services to those you serve on your court.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Veterans Court Networking and Collaboration Session
    In response to feedback from past conference surveys, this session gives you and your team the opportunity to network and collaborate with other Veterans Courts from Wisconsin. This guided discussion will allow participants to brainstorm issues with their team, share ideas and resources that have been successful with the group, and gain new insights into the delivery of services to those you serve on your court.
     Optional 
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