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The Deadliest Drug

By Shane Wolf / July 1, 2018

States have made progress against the carnage caused by drunken driving. But they’ve been much slower in dealing with the nearly 80,000 other deaths alcohol use causes every year. This is a great article published by on the alcohol epidemic and how DWI courts are a proven model to combat this growing issue. Stand-alone…

NCDC Trains in the Home of Paul Bunyan

By Shane Wolf / June 29, 2018

NCDC spent a week where everything is Paul Bunyan as we conducted two Operational Tune-Up trainings in Minnesota. 8 teams learned about ways to improve team dynamic and communication while also hearing about the ethical obligations of each team member. The trainings were great and a special thanks to Minnesota State Treatment Coordinator, Abby Kuschel,…

Fun at Conference

By Shane Wolf / June 1, 2018

We at NCDC had a great time connecting with teams we trained and spreading the message of DWI courts. Thank you everyone who came to our sessions or stopped by the booth. We wish Project Director Cliff Jacobs the best as he takes on a new journey as court coordinator with the Baltimore drug court.…

Drug-Impaired Driving: Marijuana and Opioids Raise Critical Issues for States

By Shane Wolf / May 31, 2018

The Governors Highway Safety Association in partnership with published a report about the growing issue of drug-impaired driving and recommendations to combat this growing concern. The report finds that in 2016, 44% of fatally-injured drivers with known results tested positive for drugs, up from 28% just 10 years prior. Click here to read the report.

Sustainability – Beyond Funding, A Treatment Plan to Keep a DUI Court Strong and Healthy

By Shane Wolf / May 17, 2018

  When talking about Sustainability much of the focus is on funding. While funding is a critical component of any successful program, the most important resource for a DUI Court is the Human Resource. Good judicial leadership requires that the judge and team focus on maintaining healthy team members and a healthy team relationship. Judge…