Aug
10

New Judges Orientation for Accountability Courts

 

The Council of Accountability Court Judges New Judges Orientation is an annual training designed for new accountability court judges. 

The next training is scheduled for August 10-11, 2021.  

The training is open to Judges who will be presiding over an accountability court (drug, mental health, juvenile drug/mental health, DUI, veterans’ treatment, or family treatment) for the first time or have less than three years of experience presiding over an accountability court. New Judges will receive information about accountability court operations, best practices, and Council structure.  The training format includes two days of lectures.

The CACJ Rules, effective 7/1/20, require that all new judges attend the next available new judge orientation.  Judges that have previously attended the CACJ New Judges Orientation (August 2020) are not required to attend again. 

CACJ Rules, Article 10, Section II(C).

Absence from this training could impact a court’s certification status. If this would pose a hardship please contact Ms. Taylor Jones, Executive Director  for information on requesting a waiver or substitution of this requirement.

CACJ staff will work with ICJE to approve CLE hours for registered attendees.

Registration for the training opens May 3, 2021 and will end July 16, 2021.

Registration has ended. Attendees will receive a confirmation email from CACJ staff with details for the event. 

 

Aug
17

CVIOG: Team & Group Dynamics

The Accountability Court Coordinator Certification Program registration is limited to coordinators. Registration is limited to 30 attendees.

Aug
19

CVIOG: Conflict Management

The Accountability Court Coordinator Certification Program registration is limited to coordinators. Registration is limited to 30 attendees. 

Aug
24

CVIOG: Communication

The Accountability Court Coordinator Certification Program registration is limited to coordinators. Registration is limited to 30 attendees.

Sep
1

New Coordinator Orientation for Accountability Courts

The Council of Accountability Court Judges New Coordinator Orientation is an annual training designed for new accountability court coordinators. 

The next training is scheduled for September 1, 2021.  

The training is open to new coordinators that began their role September 2020 - current or have not attended a previous new coordinator orientation.  The training format includes 3 hours of a live virtual training. 

The CACJ Rules, effective 7/1/20, require that all new coordinators attend the next available new coordinator orientation.

CACJ Rules, Article 10, Section II(D).

Absence from this training could impact a court’s certification status. If this would pose a hardship please contact Ms. Taylor Jones, Executive Director  for information on requesting a waiver or substitution of this requirement.

CACJ Rules, Article 10, Section II(D).

Please note this training requirement is separate from and in addition to the Coordinator Certification Program. 

Registration for the training opens July 1, 2021 and will end August 20, 2021.

Sep
26

2021 Annual Training Conference

 

CACJ is excited to announce the 2021 Annual Training Conference will return to Athens in 2021.

The 2021 conference them is Accountability Court Teams Paving New Roads to Recovery and Continuing to Shine Bright!

 

 

 

Sep
27

CVIOG: Succession Planning and Delegation

The Accountability Court Coordinator Certification Program registration is limited to coordinators. Registration is limited to 30 attendees.

Sep
28

CVIOG: Accountability and Advocacy

The Accountability Court Coordinator Certification Program registration is limited to coordinators. Registration is limited to 30 attendees.

Oct
4

Interactive Journaling for Adult Felony Drug Courts

Interactive Journaling®: An evidence-based pathway to change. Research has revealed that structured journaling can improve overall health and well-being. Whether grappling with substance abuse dependence, the stress of a career or the loss of freedom that comes with incarceration, journaling has proven to be an effective tool in helping individuals cope with challenging situations. The power of writing is that the process is immediately personal and relevant. Individuals can map out where they have been, where they are today and where they wish to go.

Building upon a body of journaling research, internal studies, and evidence-based behavioral change approaches, The Change Companies® has developed a process called Interactive Journaling®, which is a guided journaling experience that assists individuals in making life changes. 

CACJ has planned to sponsor a training for 20 adult drug court counselors/treatment providers. 

The CACJ Training MOU is required to register for this training. 

Oct
18

START Assessment Training

Foundational training in the Short-Term Assessment of Risk and Treatability (START)

The Short-Term Assessment of Risk and Treatability (START) is a 20-item clinical guide for the dynamic assessment of seven risk domains. START represents a refinement in the assessment of risk in that it provides for the differential coding of both client strengths and vulnerabilities while allowing for the recording of case-specific factors. START guides clinicians toward an integrated, balanced opinion to evaluate the client’s risk across multiple domains and to guide treatment and management decisions.

This training will review the literature that bears on the development of START and supports its utility as a clinical evaluation and planning guide and as a research tool.  The development, design, format, and implementation of START will be described and results from existing and ongoing research presented. This training focuses on how START can inform decision-making regarding internalized and externalized aggression, as well as other risks relevant to maintaining staff and client safety.

At the conclusion of the training, attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and can submit that certificate to their respective licensing boards for CE hours/units consideration.