DEAR SPECIALTY COURT CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS
Thank you for the great work you
all do and for taking the time to participate in the Nevada
Specialty Court 2020 Virtual Conference, “Breakthrough to
This year's virtual conference draws attendance from leading
problem-solving court professionals from all over the nation to deliver the
most up-to-date information for Nevada's problem-solving court professionals.
Our renowned speakers include: Dr. Joshua Sharfstein addressing America’s
opioid epidemic and its COVID-19 impacts; “Tall Cop” Officer Jermaine
Galloway presenting “High in Plain Sight: Substance Abuse and Drug Trends”; Dr.
Juliette Mackin introducing participants to peer review; Julie Seitz offering
insight on how vicarious trauma impacts individuals struggling with a substance
use disorder and how secondary trauma affects caregivers; Vanessa Price sharing
standard engagement protocols, issues improving public safety outcomes for
jurisdictions, and the impacts of vicarious trauma within the law enforcement
community; Steven Hanson discussing the challenge for treatment courts to react
effectively with the few and shrinking resources in view of the opioid
epidemic; and, finally, Steven Hanson presenting an introduction and overview
of Relapse Prevention through an influential, evidence-based cognitive
behavioral treatment modality to address problematic
This interactive conference will
provide new information that, I truly hope, inspires you as you learn and that
you’ll share this empowering material with other team
members. Allow what you learn to serve as positive energy and an
impetus to enhance your programs. Together, we can continue to implement
meaningful change for constant improvement. Remember, problem-solving courts
successfully reduce crime, save money and resources, ensure compliance, combat
addiction, and help restore families.
Thank you for your willingness to improve as well as
your outstanding efforts within our Specialty Courts. It is a great privilege
to serve and to keep making a difference to the people of Nevada!
Justice Lidia S. Stiglich
Chair, Specialty Court Funding and Policy Committee