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2014 Arizona Problem Solving Courts Conference

The Arizona Problem Solving Courts Conference attracts professionals from all segments of criminal justice in an effort to improve Arizona’s problem solving court system. The conference is being held April 28-29, 2014, at the Prescott Resort.

When Apr 28, 2014 12:00 AM to
Apr 29, 2014 12:00 AM
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Contact Phone 602-496-1486
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The Arizona Problem Solving Courts Conference is here!

Welcome to Prescott, Arizona, on April 28-29, where nearly 400 problem solving courts professionals are gathering for 2 days of networking and great education by local and national keynote speakers as well as statewide problem solving courts experts. The conference breakout sessions have been split into five dedicated tracks: Evidence-based practice, Juveniles & transition-age youth, Mental health and trauma, Treatment, and Veterans. Click here to download the agenda!

For those attending the event, conference check-in opens at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 28, in the ballroom foyer of the Prescott Resort. On-site parking is complimentary. The conference sessions/welcome begin at 10:00 a.m. Lunch is providing on Monday, April 28, and is on your own on Tuesday, April 29.

Be sure to join us for the networking reception on Monday, April 28, from 5:15-7:00 p.m.

Conference Presentations

The slides, handouts and resources from the presentations featured at the conference will be placed on this page for participants to download. Resources will be posted as they are received - not all presentations are available as of yet.

Keynote speakers presentations:

A Criminal Justice Systems Approach to Healthcare Reform, presented by Michael Shafer

The State of Affairs for Arizona youth:  Examining Current Problems and Risk Factors for Youth in Our Community, presented by Shana Malone

Evidence-Based Practices Track:

Outputs and Outcomes: Measuring and Evaluating a Problem Solving Court Intitiative, presented by Robert Hood

Mentoring Matters, presented by Lani Gholston and Kennedy Klagge

Recidivism and Pretrial Diversion Programming- What do we really know?  Presented by Madeline Carter.

Juveniles and Transition-Age Youth Track:

The Affordable Care Act: Opportunities and Interface, presented by Monica Coury and Steve Tyrrell

Juveniles and Transition Age Youth Track - Making Hope Happen, presented by Dottie Wodraska

Addiction Neurobiology by Dr. Nitika Singh

Veterans Track:

So You Think You Want to Start a Veterans Treatment Court? Group presentation; presentation and additional resources available

Working with the Department of Veteran Affairs, group presentation

Treatment Track:

Part 1: The DSM-5 in problem Solving Courts, presented by Larry Sideman & Jeffrey McConihay

Part 2: Introduction to Psychotropic Medications, presented by Edward M. Gentile

Drug Testing and FAQ, group presentation


Mental Health and Trauma Track:

Defining Culture, Tradition, and Spirituality and their Impact on Individual Growth and Healing, presented by Misti Porter

Part 1: Lean on Me: Using Peer Supports in Your Mental Health Court System, group presentation

Trauma and Other Mental Health Issues in Teens in the Criminal Justice System, by Chris Meshula and Frank Saverino



Featured Sponsors

Special thanks to this week's featured Luncheon Sponsors, NARBHA and Vivitrol!



 Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority (NARBHA) was founded in 1967.  It is a private, not-for-profit managed care corporation designated by the Arizona Department of Health Services as being responsible for the planning, implementation, funding, monitoring and administration of publicly funded comprehensive behavioral health services in Northern Arizona. 


NARBHA serves over 700,000 people throughout 62,000 square miles (or ½ of the state) of northern Arizona, including the Hopi Reservation. NARBHA subcontracts with ten Responsible Agencies (RAs), over 70 additional behavioral health providers, and operated under Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with ten Native American tribes, offering choice of services to members throughout northern Arizona.

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