Justice To Healing

Justice To Healing

Justice To Healing is a podcast presented by the National Treatment Court Resource Center (NTCRC) and hosted by NTCRC co-directors Kristen DeVall, Ph.D. and Christina Lanier, Ph.D. Each episode explores a topic related to treatment courts through conversations with experts in the field. Listeners will gain knowledge and expand their perspectives regarding treatment court work. Dr. DeVall and Dr. Lanier bring a perspective informed by years of experience in the research and practice of treatment courts. It is our hope that Justice to Healing listeners will translate the information presented into practice.

Episodes

November 1, 2023 65 mins

We begin our new mini-series 'Roles & Responsibilities' by exploring the position of program coordinator. Our co-hosts, Drs. Kristen DeVall and Christina Lanier, welcome Amy Galyon from Blount County Recovery Court in Tennessee. Listen as they discuss Amy's background, responsibilities of the program director/coordinator, additional selling the program, challenges the position faces, and more.

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The State of the Field mini-series finally comes to an end with part two of our discussion focused on Tribal Healing To Wellness Courts (THWCs). Hosts Kristen DeVall, Ph.D. & Christina Lanier, Ph.D. continue their discussion with Kris Pacheco, Tribal Wellness Specialist for Tribal Law and Policy Institute, and Chief Judge John Haupt of the Makah tribe in Neah Bay, Washington. Listen as they discuss the current challenges in THW...

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We close out the State of the Field series with part one of an in-depth discussion on Tribal Healing To Wellness Courts (THWCs) in this month's episode. Hosts Kristen DeVall, Ph.D. & Christina Lanier, Ph.D. welcome Kris Pacheco, Tribal Wellness Specialist for Tribal Law and Policy Institute, and Chief Judge John Haupt of the Makah tribe in Neah Bay, Washington. Listen as they discuss the history of THWCs, the structure, wh...

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Hosts Kristen DeVall, Ph.D. & Christina Lanier, Ph.D. welcome Jane Pfeifer, MPA, Program Director at Center for Children and Family Futures, and Chad Rodi, Ph.D., Director at NPC Research, for discussion regarding the state of family treatment courts (FTCs). Listen as they define FTCs and how they have changed over time. They also discuss a family-centered approach, the Adoption and Safe Families Act, and more.

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January 28, 2022 71 mins

Hosts Kristen DeVall, Ph.D. & Christina Lanier, Ph.D. welcome Melissa Radcliff, Program Director at Our Children's Place of Coastal Horizons Center, for discussion regarding children of incarcerated parents (COIP). Listen as they discuss the data, related legislation, impacts on children, the involvement of law enforcement and other roles in COIP, and much more.

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Hosts Kristen DeVall, Ph.D. & Christina Lanier, Ph.D. welcome Dr. Julie Baldwin, Research Professor in the Department of Justice, Law, & Criminology at American University, for discussion regarding the state of veterans treatment courts (VTCs). Listen as they discuss the history of VTCs, the differences between adult drug court and veterans treatment court, target population, risk assessment tools, challenges among programs...

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December 2, 2021 86 mins

Hosts Kristen DeVall, Ph.D. & Christina Lanier, Ph.D. welcome Jim Eberspacher, Director of the National Center for DWI Courts, for discussion regarding the state of DUI/DWI courts. Listen as they discuss the history and myths of DUI/DWI courts, target population, risk assessment tools, challenges in establishing new programs, current and potential research, and much more.

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October 20, 2021 47 mins

Proud of the work you and your treatment court team do and want to spread the word? Looking for ways to communicate with community partners to increase your court’s utilization? Listen as guest host Ben Yerby, the Integrated Marketing Communication Specialist for the NDCRC, welcomes Dr. Jeanne Persuit, Professor of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Director of Marketing & Communication for...

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September 8, 2021 97 mins

Hosts Kristen DeVall, Ph.D. & Christina Lanier, Ph.D. welcome Lisa Callahan, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate at Policy Research Associates, for a deep dive into the state of mental health courts (MHC). Listen in as they touch on the unique qualities of mental health courts, ideal program structure, the use of incentives and sanctions in MHCs, measuring success, tips for implementation, and much more.

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July 7, 2021 76 mins

Hosts Kristen DeVall, Ph.D. & Christina Lanier, Ph.D. welcome Iowa Statewide Problem-solving Court Coordinator Dr. Eric Howard as they take on the impacts of implicit bias in treatment courts. Listen in as Dr. Howard defines implicit bias, presents challenges with admission/retention/graduation, how to address implicit bias within ourselves, and more.

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Hosts Kristen DeVall, Ph.D. & Christina Lanier, Ph.D. welcome NDCI's Director of Juvenile Training and Technical Assistance Dr. Jacqueline van Wormer as they discuss the history of juvenile drug treatment courts, the differences between traditional juvenile justice and the JDTC model, brain development in youth, measuring success in programs, and more.

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April 22, 2021 60 mins

We are beginning our seven-part State of the Field series examining the current state of the treatment court field focusing on various court types. For the first installment, hosts Kristen DeVall, Ph.D. & Christina Lanier, Ph.D. welcome NADCP's Chief Executive Officer Carson Fox and Chief Operating Officer Terrence Walton as they discuss the history of treatment courts, cost-benefit, equity and inclusion, the importance of...

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March 15, 2021 22 mins

Hosts Kristen DeVall, Ph.D. and Christina Lanier, Ph.D. welcome Jacquelyn Lee, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, as she walks us through self-care and the foundations of mindfulness.

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Hosts Kristen DeVall, Ph.D. and Christina Lanier, Ph.D. welcome Susan Broderick, J.D., Program Director of the National District Attorneys Association, as she focuses on the promise of recovery capital and its impact on the road to recovery.

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Hosts Kristen DeVall, Ph.D. and Christina Lanier, Ph.D. welcome Sally MacKain, Ph.D., the Director of Clinical Treatment at the National Drug Court Resource Center and professor of psychology, as she discusses how stress may impact treatment court practitioners. They focus on the science behind the stress, distress, and impairment continuum, as well as how self-care practices can assist with stress management.  Dr. MacKain also pro...

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December 4, 2020 40 mins

Episode 2 of the Justice to Healing podcast focuses on the use and impact that language has on the recovery process. Hosts Kristen DeVall, Ph.D. & Christina Lanier, Ph.D. welcome Michelle Gunn, the Director of Recidivism Reduction Services (RRS) & the ReEntry Systems of Effective Treatment (RESET) program at Coastal Horizons Center Inc. in Wilmington, North Carolina, to the program. The trio discuss how the (mis)use of lang...

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October 15, 2020 18 mins

Justice to Healing co-hosts Kristen DeVall and Christina Lanier give a brief overview of the history of treatment courts in the U.S, the goals of the National Drug Court Resource Center, and topics of future podcast episodes.

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