CBA-CLE
Submitted for 7 General CLE Credits
Drug, Sobriety and Mental Health Courts - Colorado's New Problem Solving Courts

Live Program and Live Webcast: MARCH 31, 2011
Live program will be held at the CBA-CLE Classroom, 1900 Grant Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO

VIDEO REPLAYS: APRIL 19, 2011
Denver, Colorado Springs, and Grand Junction

 
This program is your opportunity to learn when and how you may use Colorado's problem solving courts rather than the traditional court setting on behalf of your clients, and it is taught by the experts and key players in the new systems.
 
Colorado's Specialty Courts
There's a new game in town and you need to know about it!

Did you know that there are now more than 50 operational problem solving courts in sixteen Colorado jurisdictions consisting of adult drug courts, juvenile drug courts, mental health courts, family/dependency and neglect courts, truancy courts, prostitution drug courts and DWI courts?

They stress a collaborative, multidisciplinary, problem-solving approach to address the underlying issues of the individuals appearing in Court rather than just focusing on the immediate matter before the court. There is close collaboration with the service communities in their jurisdictions, and the results have been proven to show long-term effectiveness.

Register today - You owe it to your clients to know their options!

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PROGRAM AGENDA:

8:30 am

Registration
9:00 am

Addiction as a Disease - Colorado's Response

  • The Impact of Alcohol and Narcotics on the Brain
  • The Impact of Addiction on the Criminal Justice System
  • The Statewide Response

- Marc Condojani, Associate Director, Community Intervention Programs, Forensic Programs, Division of Behavioral Health, Colorado Department of Human Services

10:15 am Networking Break
10:30 am Denver's Response to Addiction
  • Role of the Crime Prevention and Control Commission
  • Brief Overview of Denver's Three Problem Solving Courts: Drug Court, Sobriety Court and Mental Health Court
  • City Services, Including the R.I.S.E Unit

- Regina Huerter, Executive Director, Crime Prevention and Control Commission, Denver Manager of Safety Office

11:15 am 10 Key Components of a Problem Solving Court
- Shane Bahr, State Problem Solving Court Coordinator, Colorado Judicial Department
11:45 am Lunch on Your Own
1:00 pm Eligibility Requirements for Problem Solving Courts: What Are Perceived to Be Important Eligibility Requirements vs. Actual Requirements
- Melissa Drazen-Smith, Assistant Director for the Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section, Denver City Attorney's Office
- Doug Jackson, Chief Deputy District Attorney, Denver District Attorney's Office Matt Wenig,Chief Deputy District Attorney, Denver District Attorney's Office
1:40 pm Denver's Drug Court: The Drug Court Process and the Roles of the Court Officials vs. the Traditional Court Setting
Moderator: Regina Huerter
Panel:
- Stephanie Angel, Denver Adult Probation, Denver District Court
- Shane Bahr, Problem Solving Courts, Colorado Judicial Dept.
- Joyce A. Bivins, Probation Supervisor, Denver Adult Probation
- Jeff English, Presiding Magistrate, Denver Drug Court
- Jay Flynn, JD, Deputy Dir. of Adult Recovery Services, Mental Health Center of Denver
- Cheryl Frenette, Supervisor, Mental Health Unit, Denver Adult Probation
- James Ginsburg, Director, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
- Doug Jackson, Chief Deputy District Attorney
- Albert Zweig, Deputy Public Defender
2:45 pm Networking Break
3:00 pm Continued Panel Discussion
3:45 pm

Drug Court from the Perspective of a Drug Court Graduate
- Autherine Burleson

4:15 pm

Nuts and Bolts of Setting Up a Problem Solving Court and Questions about the Process
- Regina Huerter

4:30 pm Adjourn
FACULTY:

PROGRAM PLANNERS AND CHAIRS

  • Regina Huerter, Executive Director, Crime Prevention and Control Commission, Denver, CO
  • Helen Morgan, Chief Deputy District Attorney, Denver, CO
FACULTY
  • Stephanie Angel, Denver District Court Probation Officer, Denver, CO
  • Shane Bahr, State Problem Solving Court Coordinator, Colorado Judicial Department, Denver, CO
  • Joyce A. Bivins, Probation Supervisor, Denver Adult Probation, Denver, CO
  • Autherine Burleson, Denver, CO
  • Marc Condojani, Associate Director, Community Intervention Programs, Division of Behavioral Health
    Colorado Dept. of Human Services, Denver, CO
  • Melissa Drazen-Smith, Assistant Director for the Prosecution, and Code Enforcement Section
    Denver City Attorney's Office, Denver, CO
  • Honorable Jeffrey S. English, District Court Magistrate, Denver Drug Court, Denver, CO
  • Jay Flynn, JD, Deputy Director of Adult Recovery Services, Mental Health Center of Denver, Denver, CO
  • Cheryl Frenette, Supervisor, Mental Health Unit, Denver Adult Probation, Denver, CO
  • James Ginsburg, Director, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Denver, Colorado
  • Doug Jackson, Chief Deputy District Attorney, Denver, CO
  • Matthew H. Wenig, Chief Deputy District Attorney, Denver, CO
  • Albert S. Zweig, Deputy Public Defender, Denver, CO
TUITION:
  • Non-member: $339
  • CBA Member: $289
  • CBA Criminal Law Section Member: $259
  • CBA Family Law Section Member: $259
  • New Lawyer (in practice 2 years or less): $239
  • CBA Associate Member: $239
REGISTRATION:
For course details or to register online, go to:
Drug, Sobriety and Mental Health Courts - Colorado's New Problem Solving Courts

Download the registration form and:
1. FAX the form to the CBA-CLE offices at (303) 860-0624
2. MAIL to CBA-CLE at 1900 Grant Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80203
3. CALL us! (303) 860-0608, or toll free (888) 860-2531

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