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NADCP Partnership

 

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). NADCP members have presented the US case in several international events organized by CICAD, like the Santiago de Chile City Forum, the Lugo Summit, and several high level meetings held at OAS headquarters and elsewhere. Likewise, OAS specialists have actively participated in several NADCP Conferences (St. Louis, Anaheim, and Boston).

As a result of this cooperation, both organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding in February 2010, confirming common interests and goals.

Early 2011, NADCP and CICAD discussed a preliminary work plan to promote establish, and/or consolidate drug treatment courts in the Hemisphere. As part of this ongoing action plan, both organizations will work together to help design strategic plans (capacity needed assessment, commitment, definition of roles and identification of key players, stakeholders, processes, community resources, treatment issues, etc…) as well as curriculum development for training of judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation officers, treatment providers, and other professionals involved in the management of a Drug Treatment Court).

In February 2010, the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding “to promote Drug Treatment Courts and other alternatives to incarceration for Drug-Dependent offenders in the Americas.”

The purpose of this MOU is to enable CICAD and NADCP to coordinate their efforts to promote Drug Treatment Courts in the Americas, and other regional areas of mutual interest, including advocacy of drug treatment courts as an alternative to incarceration for drug-dependent offenders.

For more information about National Association of Drug Court Professionals visit: http://www.nadcp.org/nadcp-home

Please visit the NADCP announcement of the MOU signature: here

Click here to read the MOU


updated on 8/1/2013 6:55:08 PM