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DC Workshop

 

DC WORKSHOP
“Court-Supervised Treatment Alternatives to Incarceration for Drug-Dependent Offenders: the Drug Policy Agenda”

Washington, D.C. November, 2010

The Organization of the American States (OAS) through the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) of the Secretariat for Multidimensional Security and the School of Public Affairs of American University, with the support of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP), and the International Association of Drug Treatment Courts (IADTC) hosted the workshop entitled “Court-Supervised Treatment Alternatives to Incarceration for Drug-Dependent Offenders: the Drug Policy Agenda” early November in Washington D.C.

The group visited the DC Drug Court, where they were briefed in how the system works at the nation capital. After a great conversation with "insert name" they visited the courts where they observed the Court presided by the Honorable Judge Hamilton where they saw real cases take place. After the visit, the group was taken to the laboratory of the court where they process and test urine samples. It was a valuable an interesting visit that showed the group the functioning and the system of DC Drug Courts. This visit took place thanks to the support of the DC Superior Court team (Mr. Michael McGuinness - Deputy Director, Treatment Programs; Ms. Rashida Mims, Special Assistant, Treatment Programs; Mr. Jerome Robinson, Director of Forensic Research; Dr. Richard Taylor, Supervisor, Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory; and Honorable Associate Judge Wendell P. Gardner, Superior Court Drug Intervention Program)

The participants were kindly invited to visit the Courts of Washington D.C.

And the Laboratory, explaining the process that takes place to test a sample.


updated on 8/1/2013 6:02:47 PM