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National training

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) held its 17th annual Drug Court Training Conference this summer and several area drug court team members were in attendance. The world's largest conference on addiction and the criminal justice system was also the largest in NADCP's history. There were over 3,600 state and federal justice leaders, celebrities, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, clinicians, police, probation officers, veterans, business owners, Drug Court graduates and family members from around the world in attendance. Drug Court professionals attended over 250 hours of educational seminars during the four-day training in Washington, D.C. Those attending from the Barry and Stone County drug courts are pictured above. From left, are: Judge Victor Head, Barry County Drug Court team; Johnnie Cox, Barry County Drug Court team; Shawn Billings, treatment court administrator; Rob Watson, Stone County Drug Court team; Heather Gade, Stone County DWI Court team; Judge Alan Blankenship, Stone County Drug Court team; and Karah Young, Alliance Counseling.

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