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American University Partnertship

 

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 with other universities, centers of research, and national institutions from several countries on both sides of the Atlantic, a number of publications have been drafted.

American University professors such as Dr. Caroline Cooper, Research Professor and Associate Director of the Justice Programs Office, or Dr. Joe Trotter, Director of the Justice Program, as well as some members of their team, have participated in various international workshops organized by CICAD, sharing their knowledge and experience with other international colleagues. Their contribution at the Ghent City Forum, Lugo Summit,, and their cooperation in organizing a high level workshop in Washington D.C. to discuss future challenges of drug treatment courts, and the importance of therapeutic jurisprudence, together with the development of new publications in this field, are only a few of the examples where American University has played an important role in promoting treatment alternatives to incarceration under judicial supervision for drug dependent offenders (Drug Treatment Courts) in the Americas.

In November 2010, American University and the OAS (CICAD/SMS) hosted the workshop entitled “Court-Supervised Treatment Alternatives to Incarceration for Drug-Dependent Offenders: the Drug Policy Agenda” with the cooperation of other important partners, such as the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP), and the International Association of Drug Treatment Courts (IADTC). The Dean of the School of Public Affairs American University, Dr. William M. LeoGrande,  and the Secretary for Multidimensional Security of the Organization of American States, Ambassador Adam Blackwell, together with the Executive Secretary of CICAD, Ambassador James F. Mack, inaugurated the first session of this workshop.

The workshop included a visit to the D.C. Superior Drug Court, where international experts had the chance to experience the whole process of the Washington DC Superior Drug Court, including a visit to the drug test laboratory. For more information about this visit click here.
Some of the authors participating in the ongoing publication Court-supervised treatment alternatives to incarceration for drug-dependent offenders: the drug policy agenda, are: Dr. Caroline Cooper, Research Professor and Associate Director of the Justice Programs Office, School of Public Affairs, American University; Dr. David Wexler, Professor of Law-Director of the International Network on Therapeutic Jurisprudence at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Judge Paul Bentley, Judge of the Ontario Court of Justice and Chair of the IADTC; Dr. Grace Campbell, Senior Medical Officer for Glasgow Addiction Services, United Kingdom; Judge Jorn Dangreau, Court of first instance of Ghent, Drug Treatment Court Judge, Belgium; Prosecutor Annemieke Serlippens, Office of the public prosecutor of Ghent, Department of Organized Crime, Prosecutor at the Drug Treatment Court in Ghent, Belgium; Dr. Myo Oo, Psychiatrist. Senior Medical Officer Bellevue Hospital. Kingston, Jamaica; Lic. Luz María García Rivas, Coordinator of Prevention of Addiction Program in the National Institute for Government Workers of Mexico and  Dr. Anna Chisman, then Head of Demand Reduction CICAD/SMS/OAS; Magistrate Michael King, Courthouse of Kununurra West Australia; senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Monash University in Melbourne;  Dr. Douglas B Marlowe, Director of the Division on Law & Ethics Research at the Treatment Research Institute (TRI) and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine, lawyer and clinical psychologist and member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, NADCP; and Ana María Morales Peillard, Attorney and Director of the Justice and Reinsertion Section of  Paz Ciudadana Foundation (Chile)

For more information about Justice Programs Office, School of Public Affairs, of American University visit: http://www.american.edu/spa/

RECENT PUBLICATIONS DRAFTED WITH THE COOPERATION OF AMERICAN UNIVERSITY HERE

updated on 8/1/2013 5:56:15 PM