2 Continuing Education Credits (FOR CASAC, CPP, CPS, or CLE) All conference attendees who require CLE credits should report to the CLE registration table at the beginning of the conference to receive instructions and to get CLE affirmation forms. Not all sessions are CLE credit eligible. Please sign in at the CASAC or CLE table at the start of the conference and in each eligible session. The conference attendance form located in your package is the official certificate for CASAC, CPP, CPS and CLE hours. To receive credit this form will be stamped at the end of the plenary session, keynote address and each breakout session that you attend. Partial credit will not be given if you arrive late and/or leave early. CA- SAC, CPP, CPS hours are being provided by OASAS th Ave New York, NY CLE credits are being provided by the Center for Court Innovation, th Ave., New York, NY ATPA Officers Gay Hartigan President AvrahamSchnick Vice President NYADTCP Officers: Hon. Marcia Hirsch President Kim Kozlowski Vice President Conference Goals 1. Increase partnerships between the various systems within New York City that interact with the offender population. 2. Provide attendees with an opportunity to network with: Leaders and staff from NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, New York City Department of Probation, New York State Unified Court System, various New York City Criminal Justice Agencies, and Administrators and Professionals from prevention and treatment programs. 3. Provide attendees with an educational experience that increases their knowledge of the systems that work with the offender populations as well as how to best serve that population within their own agencies. 4. Exchange ideas, educate one another and explore ways to overcome the problems that prevent us from realizing our common goal of a safer and drug free New York. City. ATPA The Addiction Treatment Providers Association (ATPA) is the only statewide association representing the needs and concerns of NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) licensed proprietary substance abuse providers. We work closely with OASAS in developing programs and ensuring regulatory compliance. ATPA collaborates with OASAS and local communities to ensure that the drug and alcohol treatment needs of New York residents are met in the most cost effective level of care appropriate to the individual's clinical needs. Nicholas Lessa Treasurer Maria Mendez Secretary Ann K. Bader Treasurer Dennis Reilly, Esq. Secretary NYADTCP Chartered in 1997, the New York Association of Drug Treatment Court Professionals (NYADTCP) is a not-forprofit organization of judges, lawyers, court employees, treatment professionals, law enforcement officers and other professionals working in drug courts. The Association promotes and advocates for the establishment, funding and enhancement of drug courts and provides for the collection and dissemination of information, technical assistance and mutual support to the drug court professionals in the State of New York.
3 2013 Conference Planning Committee Co-Chairs Valerie Raine, Director, Drug Court Projects Center for Court Innovation Gary Butchen, LCSWR, CASAC, SAP, Executive Director Bridge Back to Life Center, Inc. Planning Committee Ann Bader, MPA, Administration, Kings County Supreme Court David Caba, Director of Inpatient Services, A.R.E.B.A. Casriel, Inc. Sharon K. Davis, MSW, NYC CJ Project Director Drug Law Reform, Criminal Justice Services, NYS OASAS Zoraida Diaz, MA, LMHC, Program Manager for Upper Manhattan Regional Operations, NYS OASAS Eric D'Entrone, NYC Criminal Justice Coordinator, Liberty Behavioral Management Corp. Michelle Arcamona DeMott, Regional Director, Queens Programs, Help/PSI, Inc. Donna Haase, Esq., Queens County Criminal Defense Practice, The Legal Aid Society Herbert Hardwick, CASAC, Community Resource Coordinator, Brooklyn Treatment Court Janelle Cotto, Drug Court Program Associate, Center for Court Innovation Hon. Marcia Hirsch, Justice Supreme Court, Criminal Term, Queens County Supreme Court Thomas LaBarca, Director of Admissions, Samaritan Village Inc. Ranji Lachmansingh, Legal Coordinator, Odyssey House Leigh Latimer, Staff Attorney, Queens County Criminal Defense Practice, The Legal Aid Society Joseph Madonia, LCSW, Project Director, Brooklyn Treatment Court Alicia McFarlane, Esq., MS, VP, Criminal Justice Communications, Daytop Village Maria Mendez, CASAC, Executive Vice President/COO, The PAC Program of Queens Sky L. Pena-Davis, MA, Regional Project Manager, Office of Policy and Planning, New York State Courts Mia Santiago, Project Director, MBTC/STEP Treatment Court Joan E. Standora, Ph.D., LADC, CASAC Director, Chemical Dependency Counseling Program & Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate Program Dept. of Behavioral Sciences, Kingsborough Community College Dennis Reilly, Esq., Deputy Director, Drug Court Programs, Center for Court Innovation Rosemary Walker, MPS, Project Director, Nassau County Treatment Court
4 Dear Colleagues: We welcome you to the 10th Annual NYC Criminal Justice & Treatment Conference. This year, we are again pleased to announce that the conference is sponsored by both the Addiction Treatment Providers Association of New York State and the New York Association of Drug Treatment Court Professionals. Both organizations seek to advance the capabilities of the existing treatment field and the court system to better treat the tens of thousands of New Yorkers combating the disease of addiction. New York leads the nation in progressive programming and innovations within our treatment and court systems for those whose chemical dependency has led them to engage in a variety of criminal behaviors. This year s theme of Celebrating a Decade of Partnership: Planning for the Future speaks to the importance of identifying and responding to the new challenges we face in a world of changing laws, new regulations and the implementation of health care reform. We are grateful to all the knowledgeable and experienced criminal justice and treatment professionals who give their time and effort to making this conference such a valuable experience. We are confident that the outstanding speakers you hear today will enhance the important work you all do every day. We urge you to visit the numerous exhibitors who provide a wide array of critical services that support and enhance the work we do. They offer a wealth of information regarding substance and alcohol abuse treatment, supportive services, medication assisted treatment, and monitoring strategies. We know you will appreciate the beautiful surroundings of our gracious host, Kingsborough Community College. Please take advantage of the opportunity to network with colleagues and take back with you ideas that will enrich your programs, your clients, and your communities. Thank you for all of your dedication and hard work. Gary Butchen, LCSWR, CASAC, SAP Past President and Conference Co-Chair Addiction Treatment Providers Association Valerie Raine, ESQ Past President and Conference Co-Chair New York Association of Drug Treatment Court Professionals
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7 Conference Agenda at a Glance 8:00 Registration /Breakfast / Networking / Exhibitor Set-up 9:00 Welcome Joan Standora, PhD, LADC, CASAC Director, Substance Abuse Counseling, Kingsborough Community College MAC Rotunda MAC Rotunda Dr. Stuart Suss Interim President and Provost, Kingsborough Community College 9:15 Opening Remarks MAC Rotunda Hon. Marcia Hirsch President New York Association of Drug Treatment Court Professionals Hon. Judy Harris Kluger Chief of Policy and Planning New York State Unified Court System 9:30 Plenary: Application of Trauma Informed Care Principles Michael DeFalco, PsyD Director of Military and Integrated Services Bridge Back to Life Center, Inc. MAC Rotunda J. Daniel DeBruin Resource Coordinator III Monroe Supreme and County Court Henry Kurcman Coordinator of Criminal Justice Services NYS OASAS 11:00 Workshops: Session One Breakout Rooms 12:15 Networking Lunch and Exhibition MAC Rotunda 12:45 Keynote Address Introductions Gary Butchen, LCSWR, CASAC, SAP Past President, Addiction Treatment Providers Association MAC Rotunda Keynote Speaker Magistrate Albert Zweig Denver Drug Court 1:15 Award Presentations 2013 Treatment Professional Award MAC Rotunda 2013 Rosalie Cuva Outstanding Services Award 1:30 Workshops: Session Two Breakout Rooms 2:45 Networking and Exhibition MAC Rotunda 3:00 Workshops: Session Three Breakout Rooms 4:00 ipad Air Raffle and Closing Remarks MAC Rotunda
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14 Conference Schedule 9:00 am Welcome Joan Standora, PhD, LADC, CASAC MAC Rotunda Director, Substance Abuse Counseling, Kingsborough Community College Dr. Stuart Suss Interim President and Provost, Kingsborough Community College 9:15 Opening Remarks MAC Rotunda Hon. Marcia Hirsch President, New York Association of Drug Treatment Court Professionals Hon. Judy Harris Kluger Chief of Policy and Planning, New York State Unified Court System 9:30-10:45 Morning Plenary MAC Rotunda Application of Trauma Informed Care Principles Michael DeFalco, PsyD Director of Military and Integrated Services Bridge Back to Life Center, Inc. J. Daniel DeBruin Henry Kurcman Resource Coordinator III Monroe Supreme and County Court Coordinator of Criminal Justice Services NYS OASAS The focus of this presentation is to highlight the principles of trauma-informed care, and to discuss the practical application of these principles in the criminal justice and other settings. The training will focus initially on explaining the relationship between traumatic exposure (both developmentally and as an adult) and an increased risk for, among other issues, substance misuse and criminal justice involvement. It will also explore how developmental trauma affects individuals from childhood through adulthood. The latter part of the training will focus on how trauma-informed principles have been applied in a number of treatment court settings, and will outline the practical application of these principles in other settings as well. Participants will have an opportunity for peer discussion and consultation about how trauma-informed care can become a larger part of the settings in which they currently work.
15 Workshops: Session One 11:00 am 12:15 pm Evaluating the Fidelity of a DWI Court *CLE Eligible Session M146 Honorable Marcia Hirsch, Presiding Judge, Queens DWI Court Dr. Shelly Cohen, Stony Brook Research and Evaluation Consulting Peter Manzo, MSW, Court Analyst, Queens DWI Court Recent research demonstrated that the use of program evaluation data to inform court policies and procedures has strong positive effects on reductions in recidivism rates and overall program costs. This presentation will summarize the results of a process and outcome evaluation of the Queens DWI Court from the perspectives of the independent evaluator, the presiding judge, and a program case manager. The fidelity of the court processes to the 10 guiding principles of the DWI Courts will be discussed, as well as participant intake, case processing characteristics, and in-program, and postgraduation outcomes. Methods of operationalizing measures of fidelity using data for the Unified Court System s Management Information System and other sources will be discussed, as will the use of evaluation data to improve program effectiveness. An Overview of the DSM-V Changes M147 Kevin Wadalavage, MA, LMHC, CASAC, MAC, NCAC II, Outreach Training Institute The DSM is used as the primary tool to justify admission to substance and mental health treatment. This presentation will review changes in the addiction category and other mental health related areas that have occurred with the May 2013 release of the DSM-V. Areas covered will include an overall approach to the DSM-V with more consideration for neurobiology directing the diagnostic groupings and descriptors, as well as the changes in the addiction related and non-addiction related categories. Science of Addiction and Recovery *CLE Eligible Session M411 Anthony Rizzuto, CASAC, Seafield Center Ed Olsen, LCSW, CASAC, SAP, Director Bridge Back to Life This presentation will examine addiction as a brain disease from which people can and do recover. The presenters will discuss the similarities between addiction and other illnesses that affect behavior and how it is possible to maintain long term recovery from addiction just as with other chronic illnesses. Addiction is a lifelong health issue, requiring people to manage their illness as they would other chronic conditions; it is not a question of morals or willpower. This presentation is derived from the work and research of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and NIDA Director, Nora Volkow.
16 Implementing Trauma-Informed Care Principles in Your Program *CLE Eligible Session M208 Christina Ruffino, Project Manager for Drug Court Programs, Center for Court Innovation Sky L. Peña-Davis, Regional Project Manager, Office of Policy and Planning, NYS Unified Court System Criminal justice involved and substance abusing individuals historically experience incidents of trauma. If individuals suffering from trauma do not receive specialized intervention from trained staff, prospects for long-term recovery are diminished. A trauma-informed approach in drug courts and substance treatments programs is essential to effectively address the multiple and unique needs of trauma survivors. This session assumes prior knowledge of trauma-informed care principles and will focus primarily on ideas and practical solutions for implementing trauma-informed care principles into an existing drug court or program. This presentation includes a brief refresher on trauma-informed care principles, identification of areas where individuals may be re-traumatized in criminal justice settings, and practical solutions for implementing trauma-informed care principles into existing drug courts or treatment. New York Drug Court Higher Education Initiative *CLE Eligible Session M209 Gregg Roth, Esq., Associate Director of Drug Court Programs, Center for Court Innovation Valerie Raine, Esq., Director of Drug Court Programs, Center for Court Innovation The New York Drug Court Higher Education Initiative is a Bureau of Justice Assistance funded project designed to assist young adult drug court participants gain access to higher education. Through partnerships between SUNY schools and drug courts, drug court participants get the benefit of assistance and support while navigating the college enrollment, financial aid, and other processes. During this session, the speakers will discuss the roadmap, a series of manuals created by the Initiative s planning and advisory committee, which describe the step-by-step process for building the bridge between drug court and college. The speakers will discuss how the roadmap can be used to guide drug courts and colleges through the process and how drug courts can adapt the Practitioner s Manual and other documents to best meet the needs of their participants. There will also be a discussion about the two pilot sites in Binghamton and Albany, the lessons learned, and pitfalls to avoid. Alcohol Monitoring- What s in Your Toolbox? M210 Jacquie Sheehey, Judicial Services Liaison, Smart Start, Inc. This presentation focuses on the alcohol monitoring technologies available to drug/dwi courts and identifies technologies that can be used in step-down sanctions so clients remain alcohol free. The presentation includes features/benefits and pricing for: 1) CAM 2) EBTs 3) PBTs 4) portable alcohol monitors and Bluetooth devices and 5) alcohol screeners. Available demos from several manufacturers will be present to view.
17 MAC Rotunda Lunch, Networking and Exhibition 12:15 Keynote Address 12:45 Introductions Gary Butchen, LCSWR, CASAC, SAP Past President, Addiction Treatment Providers Association Keynote Speaker Magistrate Albert Zweig Denver Drug Court Albert Zweig currently sits as a magistrate in the Denver District Drug Court. However, years before taking the bench he stood before that same Court as a defendant charged with a felony drug violation and subsequently served two years as a drug court probationer there. In this presentation, he will focus on his experiences with addiction, treatment and the law, exploring some of the lessons he has learned from his varied and layered drug court perspectives. Award Presentations 1: Treatment Professional Award Kevin Wadalavage, MA, LMHC, CASAC, MAC, NCACII This award is presented to an individual or organization that exemplifies significant commitment to giving back to a community, assisting others in the treatment field to change their lives, and promotes opportunities for treatment and recovery in the criminal justice system Rosalie Cuva Outstanding Service Award Michael Rempel, Director of Research, Center for Court Innovation This award acknowledges an individual s efforts and accomplishments in the prevention, treatment and recovery
18 Workshops: Session Two 1:30 pm 2:45 pm Constitutional Compromises in Problem Solving Courts *CLE Eligible Session M146 Dr. Virginia Barber Rioja, Clinical Director and Supervisor, EAC Brooklyn LINK Hon. Matthew J. D Emic, Kings County Supreme Court Claudia Montoya, Esq., Legal Aid Society Specialty courts such as drug and mental health courts were created to accommodate offenders with specific needs that were not adequately addressed in traditional courts. These courts rely on the assumption that treatment interventions are more appropriate than punishment for some individuals. The main goal of problem solving courts is to provide positive case outcomes, including reducing recidivism and creating safer communities. However the accomplishment of therapeutic goals can be at odds with procedural fairness. Some mental health law scholars have warned about a difficult relationship between therapeutic jurisprudence and due process. For example, in the context of non-traditional roles adopted by lawyers in mental health courts, defense attorneys think more in terms of the defendant s best clinical interests as opposed to the defendant s best legal interests. In the interest of speeding the release of mentally ill individuals and linking them to treatment, an adversarial defense can actually be seen as counterproductive (Reisig, 2002). Speakers will use case examples to illustrate and discuss some of the ethical dilemmas that can arise in specialty treatment courts. Utilization of EMDR in Relapse Prevention M208 Bill Solz, LCSW,CASAC This presentation will provide an overview of how Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) was developed and how it works. In addition, the presentation will discuss the value of EMDR as an evidenced-based practice, and how it has come to be regarded as a 'state of the art' treatment in terms of addressing acute and post-traumatic stress disorder. The attendees will also come to appreciate how effective a treatment it has been in addressing relapse prevention. As such, several key areas will be reviewed including: 1. The role of stress in terms of promoting relapse, 2. The application of EMDR with regard to effectively resolving accumulated stress, 3. Utilization of the Popky protocol in terms of reducing one's cravings, and 4. Utilization of the Miller Feeling State Addiction protocol in terms of eliminating the previous linkage between positive feeling states and drug use.
19 An Overview of New York Serving Adolescents in Need of Treatment (NY-SAINT) and the Seven Challenges M209 Maria Morris-Groves, MSED, Project Director, NY-SAINT The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, through the Research Foundation for Mental Health, has been awarded a three year cooperative agreement to fund NY-SAINT. One of the required tasks of this project is to implement the use of an evidenced based project. OASAS chose to implement The Seven Challenges. The Seven Challenges Program is designed specifically for adolescents with drug problems. The program seeks to motivate a decision and commitment to change and to support success in implementing the desired changes. This presentation will focus on the NY-SAINT project with specific emphasis on The Seven Challenges. The Impact of the Rockefeller Drug Law Reforms *CLE Eligible Session M147 Leslie Kellam, Director of Research, Division of Criminal Justice Services, Office of Justice Research and Performance Michael Rempel, Research Director, Center for Court Innovation Leslie Bates, Phd. Program Research Specialist, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Dennis Reilly, Deputy Director of Court Programs, Center for Court Innovation Researchers from the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), the Center for Court Innovation (CCI), and the Vera Institute for Justice are each examining the impact of the Rockefeller Drug Law reforms on various aspects of the criminal justice system. The research teams will discuss their findings in a joint presentation on the drug law reforms. DCJS will summarize arrest, indictment, and incarceration trends for felony drug offenders, and will discuss the impact of the reforms on judicial diversion participation. CCI will discuss their evaluation of the judicial diversion program, and will explore how outcomes vary by county and region. Vera will discuss drug court and recidivism outcomes among judicial diversion participants in NYC. They will also describe changes in case processing for felony drug and specified property offenders, and will discuss the impact of the reforms on sentencing practices in NYC Courts. Developing Coping Skills Through Sports M210 Leroy West-Spicer, Case Manager, Brooklyn Treatment Court Herb Hardwick, Research Coordinator, Brooklyn Treatment Court This presentation will discuss creating change through sports participation. The speakers will discuss using games to develop personal self-management such as social interaction skills, stress management, time management, and problem solving and coping skills.
20 Medicaid Reform *CLE Eligible Session M411 Steve Hanson, Associate Commissioner of Treatment and Practice Innovation for the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services This presentation will inform and educate Medicaid providers about the Office of Medicaid Inspector General s (OMIG) and the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit s (MFCU) activities, tactics and methods. The discussion includes the types of services that will be billable under Medicaid reform, OMIG audits, and handling Medicaid overpayments. Networking and Exhibition MAC Rotunda 2:45pm-3:00pm Please join us in the MAC Rotunda for light refreshments and visit our exhibitor tables. Workshops: Session Three 3:00 pm 4:00 pm
21 Unique Challenges for Working with the Military Population: A Clinical and Court Perspective *CLE Eligible Session M146 Carol Davidson, LCSW, CASAC, MSW, Elan Robin, LMSW, Veterans Care Coordinator, Brooklyn Veterans Treatment Court Dennis Reilly, Deputy Director of Court Programs, Center for Court Innovation This presentation will provide an overview of military services, military culture, combat and trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and homecoming issues. Speakers will address Brooklyn Veteran Treatment Court s use of the PCL and TSI screening tools and Veteran Court mentors. Discussion will include the strengths and weaknesses inherent in the veteran population as well as how to best provide treatment and services to this unique population. Breaking the Cycle of Adolescent Recidivism M208 Warren Zysman, LMSW, CASAC, Director, A.R.E.B.A. Casriel Inc. Asa Scott, B.A., CASAC, A.R.E.B.A This presentation will provide participants with practical understanding of techniques and strategies to engage adolescent substance abusers, who have a court mandate, to engage in treatment. Presenters will discuss how to utilize Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), Motivational Intervention, Dialectical Behavioral Theory, and Thinking for a Change all evidence-based models that address the needs of this population. Specifically, presenters will address barriers to treatment within the status quo practices and how the use of evidence-based models will work with this population. Dispelling the Myths of the Criminal Justice Client M411 Janetta Astone-Twerell, PhD, Director of Research and Evaluation, Samaritan Village Chu Hsiao, Research Assistant, Samaritan Village Thomas LaBarca, Director of Admissions and Assessment, Samaritan Village In recent years, there has been a substantial increase in the number of clients entering drug treatment through the criminal justice system. While the majority of staff (63%) feel that mandated clients are different from self-referred clients, staff receive little or no training on how to address the specific needs of these clients. Many hold ideas that mandated clients have less motivation, are less satisfied, and have less positive treatment outcomes compared with self-referred clients. Yet there are few, if any, studies examining addiction staff s attitudes toward mandated clients. This session provides information comparing self-referred and mandated clients retention, discharge status, and treatment satisfaction. Presenters will provide information to help dispel some myths about criminal justice clients using data-based research findings. Presenters will also provide strategies to reduce the stigma and negative attitudes toward the mandated client in order to enhance overall treatment outcomes.
22 Don t Be Scared: ATI Risk Assessment and Management *CLE Eligible Session M147 Dr. Merrill Rotter, MD, Medical Director EAC and NYC TASC Dr. Virginia Barber Rioja, Clinical Director and Supervisor of EAC Brooklyn LINK Tania Peterson Chandler, Esq., Regional Director, NYC Programs for EAC This presentation will explain the basics of risk assessment for court -based decision making and treatment planning purposes, review the different kinds of risks and their associated factors, and discuss relevant case management issues. Clients referred for diversion through drug and/or mental health courts often present risks that are of concern to courts and community providers-risks that must be assessed and addressed by the boundary spanning ATI program, both at initial evaluation and throughout the court mandate. Interestingly, the risk issues that worry the court may not necessarily entirely match those which create provider unease. Court, clinical and ATI staff need to appreciate this distinction, recognize that there are varying risks (e.g. violence, suicide, criminality), each which has its own set of relevant factors to be assessed and addressed. Recovery Coaching: A Tool to Better Assist Criminal Justice Clients in Treatment M209 Robert Anderson, LCSW, CASAC, Odyssey House, Inc. Dr. Gary Harmon, PhD, Director of Research and Grants, Odyssey House This presentation will focus on planning for and initiating peer mentoring as a crucial support for individuals in these multiple systems of care (i.e. Criminal Justice, OASAS) and enhancing outcomes. This session will focus on lessons learned and forward thinking approaches regarding cross systems collaboration, implementation of evidence-based and evidence-informed approaches, funding mechanisms, and developing new models of care to fit the need of persons served. The evidence-informed practice of recovery coaching, integrating co-located services across the prevention, treatment and recovery framework will be discussed. Detailed emphasis on cross systems collaboration as a vehicle to improve outcomes will be shown through various lenses of child welfare, juvenile justice, criminal justice, and OASAS. The development and formal accomplishments of a multi-year consortium will outline how impactful cross systems work is and its necessity in the current economic times. The onset of co-located substance abuse services in child welfare settings will show improved clinical care and cost savings. This model will be expanded to include peer mentoring as a formal recovery support for individuals struggling with progress while navigating the myriad systems they encounter, including various drug courts, probation and other supervision. A detailed description of recovery coaching and its benefits will be presented and its role in the development of recovery oriented systems of care. Data will support the efficacy of this approach and the motivation supplied to support the individuals served in recovery, as well as the improved outcomes that benefit the various systems charged with working with this population.
23 Testing Update on Designer Drugs and Pain Killers M210 Vincent Happ, MS, Strategic Account Manager, Redwood Toxicology Laboratory This presentation will provide an update on the most recent understanding of designer drugs. Discussion will take place on what drugs can be detected and how these drugs impact users. There will also be a discussion on the increasing use of opiate based drugs and the challenges they present to practitioners in the field. Incorporating Non-Addictive Medication in Drug Courts TBA Horatio Capote, MD, Medical Director of the Division of Neuropsychiatry, DENT, Medical Director of Addiction Services, Brylin Hospital This presentation will provide information about a non-narcotic, non-addictive medication that is FDA approved for the treatment of alcohol dependence and opioid dependence. Attendees will learn how Health Care Reform expands medication access to offender populations, how these new services are being funded and implemented, and how to integrate the medication within the court processes, counseling and other recovery networks. A drug court participant will speak about her experience with the medication as part of a comprehensive drug court treatment program. PAC 1/2 page add
24 PRESENTER BIOS: Robert Anderson, LCSW, CASAC Robert Anderson currently serves as a member on the Senior Clinical Management Team of Odyssey House, Inc. in New York City. He oversees agency operations of the Adolescent, Outpatient, and Admission Services and their affiliated programs. Mr. Anderson has a wealth of training experience and has instructed and developed curriculum both regionally and internationally. Mr. Anderson has a graduate degree from the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, where in addition to a clinical theory base he also majored in the effective administration and management of non-profit organizations. As part of his current portfolio, Mr. Anderson oversees two SAMHSA funded initiatives, including the ROSC program OH ROCS providing recovery supports for persons served. Mr. Anderson is a member of the NY State Provider Association s 501 (C)3 Board of Directors and has been involved in many of the planning efforts to professionalize and advance the field of addictions. Mr. Anderson is also an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University. Janetta Astone-Twerell, PhD Dr. Janetta Astone-Twerell received a doctorate in Social/Personality Psychology from the CUNY Graduate Center. In addition to a clinical practice, she has been involved in behavioral research in the addiction field for the past 20 years. In 2007, she joined Samaritan Village as the Director of Research and Evaluation. During this time at Samaritan Village, her work has included an examination of PTSD, Hepatitis C, addiction treatment and mandated clients, performance dashboards, health care reform and trends in veteran s outcomes. Some of the findings from this work have been presented at both professional and provider conferences and in peer-reviewed publications. Virginia Barber Rioja, PhD Dr. Virginia Barber Rioja obtained her PhD in clinical-forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is currently the Clinical Director of Brooklyn LINK Court Mental Health Diversion Program, and the former director of Queens TASC Mental Health Diversion Program, both programs of the EAC Network. She has also worked providing assessment and treatment to acute forensic patients in the Bellevue Forensic Inpatient Unit. Dr. Barber Rioja has published and presented multiple workshops and panels on the topic of criminal justice diversion and risk assessment. She teaches Psychology of Violence at New York University s Psychology Masters Program and serves as clinical faculty of the New York University School of Medicine.
25 Horatio Capote, MD Dr. Capote serves as the Medical Director of the Division of Neuropsychiatry at DENT. In addition, he is Medical Director of Addiction Services at Brylin Hospital, Clinical Assistant Professor at State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, and the Faculty Physician Assistant Program at Daemen College. Dr. Capote is also active in various professional societies, including the American Academy of Neuropsychiatry, American Psychiatric Association, American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the Cuban American Psychiatric Association. He also shares his knowledge by teaching physician assistant students, pharmacology residents, and family medicine residents. He is very involved in educating his peers by presenting a variety of lectures ranging from grand rounds to round table discussions. Tania Peterson Chandler, Esq. MA Tania Peterson Chandler is the Regional Director for the Education and Assistance Corporation's (EAC) New York City Services which includes the Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities (TASC) and TASC Mental Health Programs. Her career with EAC TASC began in Ms. Peterson Chandler has a Bachelor of Science Degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a Master of Public Administration Degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminal Justice Policy and Planning and a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law-Newark. She is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and New York State. Shelly Cohen, PhD Dr. Shelly Cohen is the founder and President of Stony Brook Research & Evaluation Consulting (SBREC) as well as a Senior Research Specialist in the School of Social Welfare at Stony Brook University. In the latter capacity she has been providing independent evaluations of problem solving courts throughout New York State since SBREC has been an independent contractor for many federally funded grants to the New York State Unified Court System, for which she has had major responsibility for the design and implementation of process and outcome evaluation protocols. In addition, she has played a key role in the development, delivery, and evaluation of a curriculum for Juvenile Treatment Court teams and family court judges. She has attended numerous national and local drug court conferences and training events as both a participant and a presenter, and is also on the Board of Directors of the New York Association of Drug Treatment Court Professionals.
26 Carol Davidson, MSW, LCSW, CASAC Carol Davidson completed the alcoholism counselor training program at The South Oaks Foundation in Amityville, N.Y. in She subsequently earned a BA from Adelphi University, an MSW from SUNY Stony Brook and a Post Graduate Certificate in Military & Veterans Behavioral Health. Ms. Davidson is the former Senior Director of Veterans Services at Samaritan Village. She is a frequent conference workshop presenter and public advocate on behalf of veterans issues. Ms. Davidson has authored articles on Samaritan Village s Veterans Program for The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, National Council Magazine, and the TCA News. She is the 2010 recipient of the Rosalie Rosa-Cuva Award. Ms. Davidson is also a member of the Consensus Panel for SAMHSA TIPS Manual for Veterans and is a recent appointment to Board of Directors of NYSADTCP. Dan DeBruin Since 2011 Dan DeBruin has been the Coordinator of the Rochester Veterans Court, recently named a national mentor court by the NADCP. His responsibilities as coordinator include day-to-day management of the court, supervision of community- based case managers, coordination of the community- based veteran mentors, liaison with community agencies as well as writing and managing state and federal grants. His current responsibilities also include case management of participants in the Mental Health Court and performing initial Drug Court assessments. From 2000 until 2011 Mr. DeBruin was Coordinator of the first Juvenile Drug Treatment Court in New York State. For over ten years Mr. DeBruin had a small psychotherapy private practice where he specialized in working with adolescent and young adult males and their families. In addition, he was a Psychiatric Assignment Officer at Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic. Mr. DeBruin spent many years at Catholic Family Center in Rochester, concluding as the Director for Homeless and Housing Services. He has been an adjunct Professor at Roberts Wesleyan College and Monroe Community College. He is also a frequent speaker at local school trainings for both staff and students. Mr. DeBruin has a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University s Alder-Dreikurs Institute. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Washington Bible College as well as Graduate studies in Greek New Testament from Capital Bible Seminary. He is a Diplomat with the American Psychotherapy Institute. Dr. Michael DeFalco, PsyD Dr. Michael DeFalco received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Long Island University/C.W. Post campus, where he specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of persons suffering from serious and persistent mental illness. Dr. DeFalco has worked for over ten years providing treatment and developing treatment programs for children and adults affected by traumatic stress, depression, and other mental health issues. His current area of specialties include the treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and other disorders related to experiencing traumatic events, as well as geriatric psychiatry and addictions treatment. Dr. DeFalco is also the Education Chair of the Veterans Mental Health Coalition of New York City and sits on their Steering Committee. Dr. DeFalco is active in community education, and he maintains an active private practice in Queens and Nassau Counties. Prior to its closure, Dr. DeFalco was the Program Director of Adult and Military Services and Director of the Military Wellness Program at The Holliswood Hospital.
27 Hon Matthew J. D Emic Judge Matthew J. D Emic is a graduate of Fordham University and Brooklyn Law School. He was appointed to the Court of Claims in 1996 and is assigned to Kings County Supreme Court. Since 1998, he has presided over the Brooklyn Domestic Violence Court, a specialized felony domestic violence part. In March 2002, he was selected to open and preside over the first mental health court in New York State, the Brooklyn Mental Health Court. He hears all criminal competency and related proceedings in Kings County and presides over a special matrimonial calendar. Judge D Emic is past Chair of the Supreme Court Gender Fairness Committee and is a member of the New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts, as well as the N.Y.C. Mayor s Steering Committee of the Citywide Justice and Mental Health Initiative. He is also cochair of the Alternatives to Incarceration and Diversion Committee of the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association and was a member of the Domestic Violence Committee of the New York City Bar Association. Judge D Emic has been recognized for his work in domestic violence by the Brooklyn Women s Bar Association and the Lawyers Committee Against Domestic Violence, and for his work in mental health by the New York State Chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Brooklyn Psychiatric Center, the American Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation, and the New York State Psychiatric Association. Judge D Emic lectures frequently on criminal justice issues in the areas of domestic violence and mental health. He is an adjunct professor of clinical law at Brooklyn Law School. Steve Hanson Steve Hanson is the Associate Commissioner of Treatment and Practice Innovation for the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. Steve has been with OASAS since April 2001 when he was appointed as the Director at their John L. Norris Addiction Treatment Center in Rochester. In 2007, he was named Director of the Bureau of Addiction Treatment Centers, and in 2009 he was named Director of Treatment Services. Steve has over 30 years of experience in the field as a treatment provider, educator and consultant. Vincent Happ Vincent Vinnie Happ is a strategic account manager for Redwood Toxicology. He is directly responsible for the account development, sales, support and training of Redwood s drug testing business in the New York City metro area. Mr. Happ began his career at Roche Diagnostics in 1991 as a Substance Abuse Sales representative. Mr. Happ was involved in the sales, training and establishment of onsite drug testing programs for probation, parole, corrections, drug courts, drug treatment agencies, and workplace settings in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. In 2003 Roche sold their drug testing business unit to Varian Inc., where Mr. Happ became a key account manager in the criminal justice marketplace. Prior to his association with Roche Diagnostics he worked for seven years as a juvenile probation officer in the Bucks County Juvenile Probation Department, Doylestown, PA. Mr. Happ earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from The College of New Jersey and his Masters degree in Administration of Justice from Shippensburg University. Mr. Happ has presented at numerous national and statewide conferences on the topic of drug testing.
28 Herbert Hardwick, CASAC Herbert Hardwick is the Community Resource Coordinator for the Brooklyn Treatment Court and courtroom Resource Coordinator for the Brooklyn Veteran s Court, where his work focuses on developing new initiatives, conducting network expansion activities, facilitating cognitive behavioral group therapy sessions and assisting the clinical director and project director as part of the court s senior management team. Mr. Hardwick has twenty years experience as a clinician and supervisor in both treatment and criminal justice agencies. Gary Harmon, PhD Dr. Gary Harmon currently serves as the Director of Research and Grants for Odyssey House, Inc., a comprehensive community- based not-for-profit human services organization committed to providing quality programs that meet the needs of people with substance abuse, mental illness, homelessness, and medical problems. He is the project evaluator for Odyssey House s transition aged youth AAFT-3 grant, as well as several other SAMHSA-funded grants. Dr. Harmon has been working with underserved populations for over ten years, and has a background in program evaluation and data management. He has been in his current role at Odyssey House overseeing all private and public grant awards, data management and outcomes, and grant development and grant writing for the previous four years. He recently completed his doctoral studies in Epidemiology at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Hon. Marcia P. Hirsch Honorable Marcia P. Hirsch is the presiding Judge of the Queens Treatment Court, the Queens DWI Court, the Queens Mental Health Court, the Queens Drug Diversion Court, and the Queens Veterans Court. She was appointed to the New York Court of Claims in March 2005 and was assigned to Queens Supreme Court, Criminal Term. She presided over hearings and trials before she was assigned to the therapeutic courts in October Judge Hirsch has lectured extensively at various conferences and training sessions, and she is a board member of the New York Association of Drug Treatment Court Professionals. Judge Hirsch is a graduate of Union College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law. She served for nine years on the Rockville Centre School Board and also was a member of her community s Drug & Alcohol Task Force. Judge Hirsch is the president of The New York Association of Drug Treatment Court Professionals. Chu Hsiao Chu Hsiao graduated in 2012 from Cornell University where she majored in Human Biology, Health and Society and minored in Gerontology. She has been conducting research the past four years on various topics including adult attachments, health decision making, age differences and substance use treatment. Ms. Hsiao became a research assistant at Samaritan Village in 2012.
29 Leslie Kellam Leslie Kellam has over 25 years of experience in criminal justice research and policy analysis in New York State. As the Director of Research at the Division of Criminal Justice Services Office of Justice Research and Performance, she has helped coordinate numerous criminal justice initiatives, including the state's interagency effort to assess the impact of New York's 2009 Drug Law Reforms. Other projects have focused on the implementation of measures of criminal risk and needs in correctional settings and the impact of program participation on recidivism. Previously focused on sentencing and corrections, she is the author of numerous recidivism and outcome studies. Ms. Kellam s extensive experience in using operations databases to address research and policy questions has led to particular interest in cross-system analyses. Henry Kurcman Henry Kurcman has been involved in the addiction treatment field for over 30 years. He has been integral in the development of treatment models for criminal justice populations. He has coordinated several highly successful diversion programs including STEPS/Road to Recovery and has been collaborating with criminal justice stakeholders in the implementation of re-entry strategies. Mr. Kurcman has trained criminal justices agencies internationally on the Therapeutic Community milieu and is working for the N.Y.S. OASAS Bureau of Criminal Justice Services to integrate treatment for criminal justice populations. Thomas LaBarca, CASAC Thomas LaBarca has worked at Samaritan Village since During his career at Samaritan, he has held various positions in their shelter and ambulatory programs and for the past seven years has been the Director of Admissions and Assessment. In his current positions, Mr. LaBarca is responsible for Samaritan Village s recruitment and for assessing the suitability of participants in one of New York State s largest substance abuse programs. Mr. LaBarca received his CASAC in 2001 and has a degree in counseling from Empire State College. Peter Manzo Peter L. Manzo is the Mental Health Social Worker with the Queens Treatment Courts (QTC). He is responsible for screening, referring and monitoring participants who are diagnosed with Mental Illnesses and Chemical Addiction (MICA). He coordinates mental health services for the MICA participants. He is also involved with screening and assessments in the Queens DWI Court. In addition, Mr. Manzo has assumed the role of Resource Coordinator in the Queens Mental Health Court. Mr. Manzo has a Bachelors of Arts Degree from the City College of New York and Masters in Social Work from The New York University Silver School of Social Work.
30 Claudia Montoya, Esq. Claudia Montoya is an attorney for the Legal Aid Society s Enhanced MICA Project. She has worked closely with the Bronx Mental Health Court and Bronx TASC Mental Health Diversion program for over 10 years and has provided expert legal representation and social services for individuals with mental illness and substance abuse disorders who are diverted from jail into community treatment. Maria Morris-Groves Maria Morris-Groves serves as the Project Director for New York Serving Adolescents in Need of Treatment Services (NYSAINT) and is the Coordinator of Adolescent, Women and Children's Services for OASAS. Ed Olsen, LCSW, CASAC, SAP Ed Olsen has been in the chemical dependency treatment profession for 33 years. Currently, Mr. Olsen is Director at Bridge Back to Life Center in Bethpage, N.Y. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Suffolk County Community College for the Chemical Dependency Counseling Program. He is a past member of the executive board of the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors and is currently Commissioner for the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission. He also serves as Secretary for the Long Island Recovery Association. Sky L. Peña-Davis Sky Peña-Davis is a Regional Project Manager in the Office of Policy and Planning at the New York State Unified Court System where she utilizes her 20 years of experience as a criminal justice and addictions professional to plan, implement and provide ongoing support to drug courts and veteran s courts in New York State. Ms. Peña-Davis also worked at the Center for Court Innovation and New York City Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities. She is a speaker on drug court topics and serves on multiple associations, committees and advisory boards. She received her bachelor s degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and her master s degree from Long Island University/CW Post College. Valerie Raine, Esq. As the Director of Drug Treatment Court Projects at the Center for Court Innovation, Valerie Raine assists New York s Unified Court System in developing and training drug treatment courts across New York State. She also oversees the Statewide Drug Court Training & Technical Assistance initiative which is supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. From 1996 to 2000, she was project director of the Brooklyn Treatment Court, New York City's first drug treatment court. Ms. Raine created and taught a course on problem -solving justice at Fordham Law School, has served as faculty for the National Drug Court Institute and presented on drug treatment courts at numerous conferences over the past 16 years. Previously, she worked for 14 years at the Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division in Kings County, where she was appointed attorney-in-charge in Ms. Raine is a graduate of Hunter College and the University Of Virginia School Of Law.
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