We love going to El Paso where two teams from Arkansas and one from Michigan joined us for the Foundational Training. We spent 4 days laying the groundwork on the DWI court model. It was a great time filled with lots of learning, a few challenges, and amazing food. Thank you Judge Robert Anchondo and your team at the El Paso DWI Drug Court Intervention and Treatment Program for being wonderful hosts and participating as our Academy Court.
We had an amazing 4 day training in Duluth, MN where we training four teams from Washington State, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Every morning started with a bus ride to the College of St. Scholastica where they graciously hosted us to learn about targeting the right clients and ensuring our program encourages an environment of recovery. A special thanks to Judge Shaun Floerke and his team for hosting us and providing everyone to observe his program's staffing and court hearing.
We love big sky country in Billings, MT where we welcomed three teams from Michigan and Missouri to spend 4 days training on the Guiding Principles of DWI courts and best practices. We focused on what recovery really means and how we can incorporate our programs to support a client's recovery. A special thanks to Judge Mary Jane Knisely and the STEER court for hosting us and allowing us to observe her staffing and court hearing.
NCDC headed out west to train 5 DUI court teams in Billings, Montana. The teams thought outside the box on how they can expand their resources to best meet their client's needs. Ideas flowed from looking at creating a regional DUI court to applying evidence based practices to treatment. Overall it was a great two days engaging with the Montana teams. A special thanks to Montana state Traffic Safety Office and State Treatment Court office for bringing us their state.
NCDC traveled north to train 5 existing OWI court teams in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin. Besides the amazing food and cheese curds, these teams did a great job taking a deeper look into their procedures and determining creative ways to integrate best practices and model fidelity. Teams learned how to work together as they creatively designed shelters using popsicle sticks and construction paper while suffering frostbitten tongues. Overall it was a great two days engaging with the Wisconsin teams. A special thanks to Wisconsin state Treatment Court team for bringing us their state.