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"Drug Treatment Courts In An Evolving Magistracy" By Victor Roach, President, The Caribbean ICPA Bloc Member, The International Association of Drug Treatment.

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1 "Drug Treatment Courts In An Evolving Magistracy" By Victor Roach, President, The Caribbean ICPA Bloc Member, The International Association of Drug Treatment Courts The OECS Biennial Magistrates Conference 2007

2 What is our Philosophical Base? Punishment or Rehabilitation

3 What if we JUST put them in PRISON? 29.9% of prisoners released in 1998 in 15 states were rearrested within 6 months and 67% are rearrested within 3 years. (BJS, 2002)

4 What if we JUST refer them to TREATMENT? Attrition 50% to 67% don’t show for intake 40% to 80% drop out in 3 months 90% drop out in 12 months Outcomes 40% to 60% of clients abstinent at 1 year (TRI, 2003)

5 The prison population in the US has increased over 1,000% in the past 30+ years ,000 prisoners ,000 prisoners ,000 prisoners ,600,000 prisoners ,166,260 prisoners ,186,230 prisoners

6 Drug Court/Team Magistrate Probation Prosecution Defense Treatment/Counseling

7 Eligible Persons Charged with drug offence Facts/Antecedents show assistance needed Appears drug-dependent Other criteria

8 Ineligibility Drug traffickers Violent conduct/Sexual offences Prescribed Offense

9 Preconditions Person is eligible Antecedents facilitate entry Person informed and consents Person accepts condition Sentence suspended

10 Discharge His request Court Advice Charged with other offences

11 Awards Conferral of special privileges Change in frequency of counseling/treatment Decreased Supervision Reduction in testing

12 Sanctions Withdrawal of privilege Change in treatment frequency Increased supervision Increased testing Imprisonment Change in Vocational/Social Services Attendance

13 Immunity No prosecution for Admissions made for acceptance Admissions in referral court Admissions pursuant to supervision

14 Jurisdiction Magistrates in drug courts shall have all powers of a magistrate sitting in a criminal jurisdiction

15 Benefits of Drug Courts Drug Courts Increase Retention in Treatment

16 Benefits of Drug Court: Drug Courts Reduce Criminal Involvement

17 Benefits of Drug Court: Drug Courts Save Money

18 Judicial Council Appoints Task Force Magistrate Police Chief Parliamentary Counsel National Drug Council Bar Association Treatment Registrar Probation Service Public Prosecution

19 Join the CADCP The Caribbean Association of Drug Court Professionals seeks to : Reduce the impact of substance abuse Advocate for drug courts Share information Provide training and support

20 Drug Court Conference Date May 28-31, 2008 Venue The Americas Center St. Louis Missouri, USA DeadlineApril 25, 2008 Fee$ US before deadline

21 Commitment Don’t think that it will take other than a few committed persons to change the world, for that is the only thing that will. --Margaret Mead

22 Victor Roach Motivator, Counselor, Lecturer Phone: (246)


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