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Time for a Tune-Up?

Applications for 2021 Operational Tune-up trainings are closed

Research confirms that ongoing training is critical to the success of treatment courts. Whether your program is new or experienced, this FREE training will answer all your questions and improve your outcomes.

Operational Tune-Up is designed to:

  • Make your program more competitive when applying for state and federal funding

  • Ensure you are getting the best possible outcomes

  • Confirm you are targeting the right population

  • Make the most of your incentives and sanctions, and much more

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Through this training you will:

  • Review the latest best practices to ensure your court is applying them

  • Update policies and practices relating to incentives and sanctions, target population, supervision, and drug testing

  • Receive updates on pertinent case law

  • Work together as a team to improve the program

Operational Tune-Up Training is for veterans treatment courts that:

  • Have two years or more of operational experience

  • Have a committed core team willing to participate

  • Want to ensure they are getting the best possible outcomes.

Required Team Members

Treatment provider
Defense attorney
Law enforcement officer
Probation officer
VJO Specialist
Mentor Coordinator

What happens at an Operational Tune-Up?

  • Two-days of interactive virtual training

  • Dynamic plenary and workshop sessions that provide time to reflect, discuss, and ask questions

  • Facilitated discussion lead by national treatment court experts

  • Time to review program operations and identify ways to improve outcomes for participants and the program

  • Opportunity for the team to learn from each other, develop new skills, and strengthen their performance

Three steps to completing your application:

  • Click the application link and review the online application

  • Submit requested court documents as an attachment with their application (policy and procedure manual, participant handbook, and mentor manual.)

  • Submit a letter of support from the state treatment court coordinator as an attachment within the application.

Please note, virtual trainings do not require team members to be in the same space to participate in the training.

To ensure teams have the optimal learning environment for virtual training NDCI requests that each team member has the following:

  • An internet connection to support virtual observation platform

  • Audio capabilities through the use of phone, tablet, computer, or other connection devices