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DTC Activities

 

Trinidad and Tobago Comes Full Circle with OAS Support, Welcoming First Graduates of Pilot Drug Treatment Court
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Caribbean Chief Justices and Multidisciplinary Teams Participated in Workshop on Drug Treatment Courts
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Barbados Launched Drug Treatment Court (DTC) Pilot Projects with OAS Support Read More



OAS Supports Expansion of Drug Treatment Courts in Mexico
Toluca, State of Mexico. November 21 to 24, 2013
More than 300 professionals from the justice and health sectors gathered in Mexico for the “Drug Treatment Courts Implementation Workshop” beginning on November 21st in Toluca, State of Mexico. This initiative was supported by the Organization of American States (OAS), with the goal of exploring alternatives to incarceration for drug-dependent offenders within the Drug Treatment Court (DTC) model. (Read More)

Argentina Opens its First Drug Treatment Court with OAS Support
Salta, Argentina. October 16-18, 2013
Argentina opened in October, 2013 in the province of Salta the first Drug Treatment Court (DTC) in the country, in a pilot program developed with the support of the Organization of American States (OAS) through the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD). (Read More)


State of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Launches Its First Diagnostic Study of Drug Treatment Courts.
Nuevo Leon, Mexico. September 22 - 26, 2013
This week, ES-CICAD, in cooperation with researchers from the Center for Court Innovation of New York, NY, and in cooperation with the National Institute of Psychiatry of Mexico, conducted on-site research in the first phase of the “Diagnostic Study of the Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, Drug Treatment Court” in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. (Read More)

Practical Workshop on the Implementation of Drug Treatment Courts
Washington D.C. July 12 - 16, 2013
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today inaugurated a Practical workshop on the implementation of Drug Treatment Courts with a call for finding "integral solutions"
that view drug dependent offenders from "a multidimensional perspective." ( Read More)




The Dominican Republic Launched the First Pilot Program of Court-Supervised Treatment
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, June 14, 2013
The Dominican Republic, with the support of ES-CICAD through its Drug Treatment Courts (DTCs) Program for the Americas and financing from the Government of Canada, launched the first pilot program of court-supervised...(Read More)

 


Costa Rica Launches Two Pilot Drug Treatment Courts with OAS Support
San Jose, Costa Rica, February 8, 2013
Costa Rica has set in motion a partnership between its court system and government by setting up a Program for Drug Treatment Under Judicial Supervision, starting with the first two pilot drug treatment courts in San Jose, in collaboration with the Organization of American States,... (Read More)

 



Trinidad and Tobago Comes Full Circle with a Pilot Project After a Year of Preparation.
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, September 11, 2012
The first pilot Drug Treatment Court in Trinidad and Tobago was launched on Tuesday, September 11, one year after Chief Justice Ivor Archie announced the initiative to establish a multi-sector approach to dealing with drug dependent offenders in partnership with the Organization of American States... (Read More)

 

CICAD and American University agree to continue collaborating on the Drug Treatment Courts (DTC) model.
Washington D.C. July 11, 2012
CICAD Executive Secretariat and the School of Public Affairs of American University signed a memorandum of understanding to continue collaborating on the Drug Treatment Courts (DTC) model as an alternative to incarceration... (Read More...)

 

Implementing Drug Treatment Courts in Barbados. A preliminary workshop
Bridgetown, Barbados, from June 19th to the 21st, 2012
By the request of the Attorney General of Barbados, the OAS (through ES-CICAD) and the National Council on Substance Abuse or Barbados (NADS) carried out a workshop to discuss the feasibility of the Drug Treatment Court model in Barbadoss.... (Read More)

 

18th Annual NADCP Drug Treatment Courts Training Conference in Nashville, TN
Nashville, TN. May 30 - Jun 2, 2012
In May 2012 CICAD organized the first international track of the NADCP (National Association of Drug Court Professionals) Training Conference in Nashville, TN. Over 50 international delegates attended this 4-day intensive training event
focusing on each actor in the drug court system from the judiciary ... (Read More)

 

OAS Trains Judges and Prosecutors in the Caribbean on Alternatives to Incarceration
Toronto, Canada. February, 2012
Forty judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, treatment providers and other professions from the Caribbean where trained in February in Canada.This activity was carried out with support from the Government of Canada. (Read More...)

 

 

CICAD Conducts Workshop on the Evaluation of Drug Treatment Courts
Washington D.C. January 26 and 27, 2012
Researchers and professionals in the Justice and Health fields working within the Drug Treatment Courts (DTC) model gathered from all over the Americas to participate in a workshop to evaluate this model as an alternative to incarceration under judicial supervision for drug dependent offenders (Read more...)

 

Executive Secretary Paul Simons
Washington D.C. September 1, 2011
Ambassador Paul Simons assumed the position of Executive Secretary of the Inter American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) of the Organization of American States (OAS) on September 1, 2011, following a distinguished 30-year career in the U.S. diplomatic service. (Read more...)

 

Costa Rica Explores DTCs (Spanish)
Washington D.C.  Julio 16, 2011
Conocer más sobre el funcionamiento de los Tribunales de Droga que promueve la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA) en diversos países y el tratamiento de las personas que delinquen bajo el perfil de consumidores de estupefacientes, fue el eje temático de la reunión que sostuvieron autoridades
... (Read more...)

 

Treating Substance Abuse as an Alternative to Incarceration

Societies across the Americas are affected by the impact that drug abuse bears on families, the workplace and even public security. But in recent years, a growing trend in justice systems is successfully shifting the conventional approach of rehabilitation to one that focuses on finding alternatives...(Read more...)

 

Tribute to Justice Paul Bentley (R.I.P)
Washington D.C. June 10, 2011
Paul Bentley contributed to the drug treatment court concept and practice in a real tangible way. He was a leader in convincing policy makers and professionals from all over the world, and in particular in the Americas, that investing in drug treatment courts was worthwhile...(Read more...)

 

The Center for Court Innovation welcomes a delegation from the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) to visit the Red Hook Community Justice Center, the Midtown Community Court, and the Harlem Community Justice Center
The Center for Court Innovation shows an integral and holistic approach to different community problems. Community courts are part of that approach. They are neighborhood-focused courts that attempt to harness,... (Read more...)

 

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP), a Strong Partnership to Promote Drug Treatment Courts in the Americas
Since early 2008, NADCP and CICAD have strengthened their partnership by cooperating in various activities to promote treatment alternatives to incarceration under judicial supervision for drug dependent offenders (through the modality of Drug Treatment Courts).  (Read more...)

 

The OAS (CICAD/SMS) and the Justice Programs Office, School of Public Affairs of American University Develop a Strong Alliance to Promote Academic, Research, and Institution Building in the Area of Drug Treatment Courts in the Americas
The Justice Programs Office, School of Public Affairs, of American University and CICAD, have developed a strong partnership. As a result, and thanks to the leadership of this recognized academic institution, and in cooperation... (Read more...)

 

The International Association of Drug Treatment Courts (IADTC), Crucial Alliance to Promote Drug Treatment Courts Worldwide
IADTC is an organization composed of representatives from countries where DTCs exist or are planned. The organization is also composed of international organizations, such as the OAS (through the CICAD/SMS), that support the mission of reducing substance abuse... (Read more...)

 

Drug Treatment Courts in the Caribbean executes its first activity: "Establishing and consolidating Drug Treatment Courts in the Caribbean: a team effort"
Jamaica - February, 2011
More than seventy judges and other representatives from the judiciary system in the Caribbean participated in a high-level training conference for establishing and consolidating Drug Treatment Courts in the region. (Read more...)

 

Judge Stephane Haisley, presented the program Drug Treatment Courts in the Caribbean at OAS Headquarters
Washington, D.C. - December, 2010
Her honor Judge Stephane Haisley(Jamaica) presented the Program in Washington D.C. at the Forty-eighth regular session of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD).

 

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, ... (Read More...)

 

Jamaica Preparatory Meeting
Jamaica - November, 2010
Justice Stephanie Haisley, from the Kingston Drug Treatment Court; Executive Director of the National Council for Drug Addiction NCDA of Jamaica, Mr. Michael Tucker; Defense Attorney Nancy Anderson; Prosecutor Renita Mulling Gordon; Dr. Winston de la Haye, and Dr. Kevin Goulbourne from Jamaica; meet with CICAD/SMS/OAS officials in Kingston Jamaica to start organizing the first Workshop of this action (Montego Bay 2011).

 

Launching the Drug Treatment Court Initiative (DTC-Caribbean)
Canada - October, 2010
Several experts meet in Banff, Canada during the CADTC Conference to start organizing a Canadian Task Force to be one of the counterparts from Canada for the Drug Treatment Court - Caribbean initiative. (Read More...)

 

 

NADCP and CICAD Sign Memorandum of Understanding
Washington D.C. February, 2010
In early February, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) and the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), an agency of the Organization of American States, signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding “to promote Drug Treatment Courts and other... (Read More...)

 

EU-LAC Ghent Forum
Belgium - June, 2009
The exchange visit among judges and prosecutors took place June 24-27, 2009. Group 3, aimed to allow participants (judicial system, including individual judges and prosecutors; treatment centers; individual health care professionals; city officials... (Read More...)

 

EU-LAC Santiago Forum
Chile - March, 2009
The objectives were to create a forum for dialogue between the areas of Justice and Health through the experience of Drug Treatment Courts, enabling the creation, enhancement and sharing of experiences among those countries / cities interested in improving...(Read More...)