Agendas/Minutes

Minutes of the General Meeting
Friday, June 30, 2017 – 1:30pm
Keizer, Oregon- Cherry Ave. Training Facilit

Present: List of 9 attendees in person and 4 attendees by telephone

The general meeting was called to order by Judge Suzanne Chanti at 1:32 p.m
Introductions were made around the room and via telephone.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  March 17, 2017  

Judge Chanti made a motion to approve minutes

Dick Cowan second the motion

Approve

Joe Garcia – Report by email to Dawn Haskett and phone

Treasurer’s Report:  Checking $2,562.13/ includes costs for May 2nd event

                                     Savings    $6,546.

                                     141 Members

Old Business

  1. a) CJC (Criminal Justice Commission) Updates –

Chris Thomas reports the grant allocation is waiting for final budget.  She reports that CJC will retain their entire General Fund.  Grantees should expect decisions about applications by July 11, 2017.  Chris will be at the NADCP Conference, but Tiffany Quintero will be available to answer questions and send notifications to program contacts.

Judge Chanti was on the grant review panel and suggested that the OADCP might reach out more aggressively to partners, legislators, representatives to describe the financial challenges and needs of the treatment courts in Oregon and how the OADCP is involved.  She hopes this will help the 2017-2019 fiscal budgets for treatment courts.

The CJC is still working with DAS to get the RFP out in regards to the case management system needs

b) “On Demand” Training and Communication – Dick Cowan –

The current sub-committee includes Steve Tillson, Jennifer Rivas (?), Helen Feroli, Judge Kathleen Dailey, and Dick Cowan. No update.

  1. c) OADCP Website – Kimberly Hughes

Kimberly continues to maintain the site.  She is updating training information.  She is asking member s to forward their innovative practices to her for posting on the web site. (second request).

The CJC site and the OADCP site are currently providing some similar and duplicate information. There were suggestions to add information about grant writing.

Steve Tillson provided information regarding a Rural Drug Court List Serve.

Judge Chanti and others thank Kimberly for her time and commitment to this task.

  1. d) Oregon Health Authority Representative –

Not present. No Update

e) MAT Subcommittee:

No report by Judge Bloch

Judge Chanti feels more courts are recognizing the value or are more motivated by funding sources to use MAT.  Chris Thomas reported that HB 3440 through the Oregon Health Authority is doing well. This is the language as it pertains to “Specialty Courts”.

                  SECTION 11. (1) As used in this section, “specialty court” has the meaning given that term in ORS 137.680.

                (2) An individual may not be denied entry into a specialty court in this state solely for the reason that the individual is taking, or intends to take, medication prescribed by a licensed health care practitioner for the treatment of drug abuse or dependency.

 There was a lively discussion about the use of “Medical Marijuana” and its various use in the medical community as a CBD oil, ointment, Marinol tablet, etc.

f) HB 2238

             House Bill 2238 has prompted much discussion within the OADCP and local teams.

Concerns or questions included:

  • How to motivate DA’s office to allow higher risk offenders into Drug Court.
  • Entry based on “high risk” offenders versus the “high risk” offense.
  • How to educate partners about evidence based practices and uses in treatment courts.
  • Difficulties in understanding various challenges in individual communities, particularly rural communities. This includes cultural issues and dynamics.
  • How to approach local issues using non-combative discussions with partners.
  • How to provide discipline specific training that includes best and evidence based practices. Training tracks specifically geared to disciplines at the 2018 OADCP/CJC Symposium. Judge Chanti suggested a “road show” style approach in educating treatment court communities.
  • There remains a need to share with the most influential partners that can gain support and resources for treatment courts in every county.

 

  1. g) Program Specific Sub-Committees

The topic of supporting program specific sub-committees has been discussed in past meetings. There are concerns from some members about the OADCP looking fractured  and undermining our single voice.  However, it is important to identify how members are feeling about involvement in the OADCP and if there is information the Executive Committee should be considering as we move forward.  OADCP membership is 141 members strong, but only averages 22 members in attendance at quarterly meetings.

Judge Chanti will head a sub-committee to craft a survey for the OADCP members  to identify strengths, weaknesses or challenges.  If you are interested in being part of this sub-committee, contact Judge Suzanne Chanti.  Suzanne.chanti@ojd.state.or.us           

  1. h) Report on May 2, Drug Court Month Event

The Drug Court Month event speakers were diverse in every way and made this event one to remember.  Once again it was suggested that the planning for this event start sooner to maximize the availability of legislators and our ability to have contact with them.

New Busines

a) CJC Website and Quarterly Reports – Chris Thomas

The CJC is working on structuring the grant quarterly reports so that it asks questions that glean the pertinent information they need for federal reporting purposes. They continue to work on:

  • Definitions
  • Program outcomes and sanctions versus interventions or “responses” to participant behavior
  • Reporting organizations that received funding for treatment regarding substance abuse
  • Downward dispositional departures
  • Risk assessment tools
  • Family and Juvenile identification

 

Chris will be crafting an email to Dawn to disperse to the membership. Chris will be asking for feedback to help CJC reach their goal in simplifying the quarterly reports questionnaire and finding useful ways to improve their website.  The CJC would also like some feedback about what they can “bring to the (OADCP) table”.

CJC is working on making their web site more user friendly and useful.

  1. b) Board Vacancy Vote

Paper ballots were collected from those present and added to the collected email ballots in Dawn Haskett’s possession.  Dawn Haskett and Dick Cowan counted the votes pertaining to the current vacancies for Executive Board Secretary, Treatment Representative and Probation Representative.  A total of 19 votes were collected.

The Secretary position was uncontested.  Rita Rehome-Myers will be appointed as the OADCP Executive Board Secretary.

The Treatment Representative position was uncontested.  Brian Hodges will be appointed  as the OADCP Board Treatment Representative.

The Probation Representative position was contested.  Karen Tarvin won with 15 of the 19 votes. Karen Tarvin will be appointed as the OADCP Board Probation Representative.

Good of the Order     

Next Meeting Dates:  September 15, 2017, December 15, 2017

                                     Cherry Ave. Training Facility

Adjourned at 3:46 PM

Respectfully submitted by

Dawn Haskett

Secretary

Reviewed and approved by the general membership on the _____ day of _____________, 20___

 

NOTE: Our annual voting meeting is June 30, 2017.  It would be great to see more of our members present for that meeting.  Currently, we have a vacancies on the Executive Committee for our Treatment Representative position as well as Probation and Secretary. Nominations and Vita Curriculums for vacancies  will be sent out prior to the June 30th meeting. 
__________________________________________________________________________________________

***AGENDA***

ANNUAL MEETING

3420 Cherry Ave Suite 110, Salem Oregon

June 30, 2017– 1:30 pm

  1. Call to Order
  2. Introductions

III.           Approval of Minutes: 3/17/17 attached to email

  1. Treasurers Report:   Joe Garcia
  2. Old Business:
  3. CJC Updates – General updates/Case Management System/Grant Allocations
  4. “On Demand” Training and Communication Sub Committee – Dick Cowan
  5. OADCP Web Site – Judge Chanti, Harry Hesselgesser, Kimberly Hughes
  6. OHA – Dr. John McIlveen –
  • Q & A
  1. MAT – Sub Committee – Judge Bloch
  2. Hb 2238, 2355 reducing simple user quantities from felony to misd.
  3. Program Specific Sub-Committees – Nicole Vann (Lane County)
  4. Report about impact of the May 2, Drug Court Month Event
  5. New Business
  6. a) CJC Website and Quarterly Reports – Chris Thomas
  7. b) Vote to fill board vacancies

VII.           Good of the Order

 

__________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Minutes of the General Meeting
Friday March 17, 2017
Keizer, Oregon- Cherry Ave. Training Facility

Present: List of 14 attendees in person and 7 attendees by telephone

The general meeting was called to order by Judge Eric Bloch at 1:32 p.m.

Introductions were made around the room and via telephone.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  January 20, 2017
Dick Cowan made a motion to approve minutes
Kimberly Hughes second the motion
Approved

Joe Garcia – Report by email to Dawn Haskett

Treasurer’s Report:  Checking $3,821.25

Savings    $6,545.70
136 Members

Old Business

a) CJC (Criminal Justice Commission) Updates –

Chris Thomas reports CJC is receiving grant applications for the next biennium.  They have received 42 applications.  Preliminary awards will be complete in May or June.  Chris is new to the CJC and the OADCP welcomes her.

b) “On Demand” Training and Communication – Dick Cowan –

The current sub-committee includes Steve Tillson, Jennifer Rivas, Helen Feroli, Judge Kathleen Dailey, Ben Wyatt and Dick Cowan.  Mr. Cowan would like the OADCP to review what the role of this committee should encompass.  Those present had a discussion about how the committee might identify more training opportunities that may be presented at the quarterly OADCP meetings.

c) OADCP Website – Kimberly Hughes

Kimberly continues to maintain the site.  She is updating training information.  She is asking members to forward their innovative practices to her for posting on the web site.

Judge Chanti and others thank Kimberly for her time and commitment to this task.

a) Oregon Health Authority Representative –

Dr. McIlveen was able to report, once again, about the MAT enhancement grant.  (see January minutes).  Application for the “21st Century Cures Act” and State Targeted Response Grant (STR) has been made. These are expected to support access, expansion and enhancement of MAT.  The STR would support various expansion projects including peers and Naloxone.  The STR may also be effective in removing barriers to pre-authorizations by providing valuable education to physicians.

There were concerns about lack of prescribers for Naloxone and the continued stigma attached to the use of MAT, and its effects on clients and team members.  Danielle Hanson expressed a willingness to talk with colleagues around the state about the use of Vivitrol and how to educate treatment, housing, CCO’s and physicians in the community.

Judge Chanti asked Dr. McIlveen if he might provide resources to Kimberly Hughes to be placed on the website.  Kimberly also committed to identifying videos to post on the website as well.

b) MAT Subcommittee:

No report given.

c) HB 2238, 2355

Chris Thomas watched the hearings for these bills and felt it was positive. There was a lively discussion about what treatment courts will use as leverage (carrot) to grow participation in their programs if these new laws are adopted. It is agreed that if adopted, these would change the scope of the current high risk/high need population model. Judge Chanti referenced current pilot programs studying departure cases.  She also suggested that we need to “remember the model, but consider research on the model”.  There were further concerns about CJC’s scope on crime severity level.  Chris Thomas will identify and attend other public hearings about these bills.

New Business

a) Strategies to Secure Funding for 2018-2019 – Judge Chanti

Judge Chanti addressed the membership about the importance of communicating with leadership in the state regarding the treatment courts and the continued funding needs.  She made a call to action and asked everyone to invite leadership in each of their jurisdictions to the May 2nd Drug Court Month event in Salem at the capitol. She reviewed important history and current infrastructure.  She expects 25-27% cuts to the CJC.  She has concerns about the ACA and cuts to SAMHSA.  Dr. McIlveen and Chris Thomas expressed their commitment to continue supporting the needs of treatment courts, MAT, etc.  Kimberly Hughes will provide a power point and letter templates to the OADCP members.  Providing fact sheets, focus group treatment letters, letters from employers of drug court clients to local leadership, are some ways to support funding for treatment courts.

b) Drug Court Month Sub-Committee

Judge Bloch, Dick Cowan, Nicole Vann, Judge Chanti, Danielle Hanson and James Tierney are on this committee.  This committee will be meeting on April 19, 2017 to make final preparations for the event.   Judge Chanti would like to identify 1-2 graduates from courts that span different jurisdictions, socioeconomic backgrounds, gender, age and court types.  Once identified, each should be willing to speak for about 5 minutes each at the May 2nd event.

Good of the Order

  1. a) Dawn will send an email out to the members about our annual June meeting. Traditionally, the annual meeting is the time for membership to vote for vacant leadership positions.
  2. b) Sean Bossen with Oxford made a presentation about Oxford housing and provided folders with housing lists, flyers and other useful documents. Oxford opened its first house in 1989 and has 170 houses in Oregon. They have homes in 42 states.  This housing has been critical to the support of the many treatment court clients around the state.  There was discussion about how Oxford might be more supportive to some of our unique populations.

Next Meeting Dates:   June 30, 2017, September 15, 2017, December 15, 2017
Cherry Ave. Training Facility

Adjourned at 3:30 PM

Respectfully submitted by, Dawn Haskett, Secretary

Reviewed and approved by the general membership on the _____ day of _____________, 20___

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Minutes of the General Meeting
Friday, January 20, 2017 – 1:30pm
Keizer, Oregon- Cherry Ave. Training Facility

Present: List of 14 attendees in person by telephone.

The general meeting was called to order by Judge Eric Bloch at 1:30 P.M.

Introductions were made around the room and via telephone.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  September 16, 2016

Approved

Joe Garcia
Treasurer’s Report:  Checking $3,721.25

Savings    $6,545.70

120 Members

Joe reported one check to cover annual costs of the website.

Old Business

CJC (Criminal Justice Commission) General Updates/Case Management System

Paul Egbert was present to wish us well, as he will be leaving the CJC on February 1, 2017. No replacement has been hired. Chris Thomas was in attendance and is now in Ben Wyatt’s position. She is available for any assistance needed related to the upcoming grant. If you have any ideas, please let her know.

Information for applying will be coming soon. It is anticipated the notice to solicit grants will come out next week. The process will now occur on-line and should be streamlined and easier. There will be a four to five week timeline and the close date will be in March. Award notifications will be earlier this year and will be posted before July. It is anticipated that they awards will not decrease; they may go up.

The procurement contract was signed today in preparation for a new case management system. It is ready to review and is past the initial process. Paul Egbert participated in selecting vendors and it is hoped the RFP (request for proposals) will go out mid-Spring.

“On Demand” Training and Communication – Dick Cowan

There is nothing new to report. Steve Tilson is looking for training opportunities.

OADCP Website – Judge Chanti, Harry Hesselgesser, Kimberly Hughes

The website continues to be updated as information is provided. A new banner will be placed on the home page with recent events or upcoming notices of interest. A new “CASE” tab will replace the old discussion tab and courts will be able to submit documents that can be shared with others (CASE- Copy and Steel Everything- NADCP). It is hoped that there will be other opportunities to cross pollinate information with the CJC.

Oregon Health Authority Representative – Dr. John McIlveenChallenges in providing 7 day a week randomized UAs

Dawn asked to verify Dr. McIlveen’s email as it bounces back to her. There is no new information to share and he is not able to be here.

MAT Subcommittee- Judge Bloch

There is not much to report. Focus and attention was paid to providing training at the symposium in September to encourage access and possible future funding. Nothing new is planned. Judge Bloch will check in with the CJC and Dr. McIlveen and is curious about any possible changes with the new federal administration. If there is anything new to report we will be updated when new information is available- March and beyond.

New Business

CJC Specialty Court Grant Funding (Governor’s Budget)

Paul and Chris report that there is funding available at the state which is below current levels. Chris does not have the budget with her for the meeting but is looking at ways to plan to provide amounts up to current funding and possible other options. Based on information he has about the Governor’s budget, Judge Bloch said there would probably be a 20% reduction. We should be asking ourselves the question: What can be done individually and at the county/court level?

May Drug Court Month and Harl Haas Award

The OADCP would like to have another celebration of the National Drug Court Month at the state capitol. Last time we learned that there were not a lot of legislative members available at the time we planned, so we want to be able to raise the profile of drug courts. Can individual courts reach out to the legislature before May?

Judge Bloch does not have experience in lobbying and asked specifically what people want to do. Information should be passed on to Kimberly Hughes so she can keep the website updated. Judge Bloch asked for volunteers: Dick Cowan offered. Counties can do press releases and should contact their own local media. A graduation can also be part of the ceremony. There is a lot of bi-partisan support for drug courts, about 20%, and it should be noted, that is a lot.

OADCP Board Vacancy

Dawn Haskett announced that Wendy Robinson has resigned her position as treatment representative. The position is now open.

Current House Bills

Steve Tilson mentioned house bills 2238, and 2355 which will reduce PCS user quantities from a felony to a misdemeanor. The bills were introduced last week. We don’t know how this is going to affect drug courts.

Proposed Database System

Tom Conner, after attending the Vet conference in Salem wanted to extend appreciation to the CJC, as they are aware of a Court Management Document System and the proposal will be demonstrated on February 15, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. in Salem. The CJC is invited to attend and Tiffany has been contacted, as she knows who the manager it. They system that will be presented in Salem can be modified and ready to use. There is a need for small teams of practitioners to give vendor feedback. The need for a state drug court system is sooner, rather than later. Dawn urges the CJC to know how OTCMS captures data and what the court’s needs are.

Good of the Order

ODOT- Funding Resources

John Mercer, Presiding Judge for Beaverton Municipal Court, shared information about the National Center for DUII Courts. The NCDC was here in Oregon in December, as Oregon has had an increase in DUII deaths this last year and has been a targeted state. There is a lot of extra money and funding opportunities to start a DUI court as well as money for police services. Dan Estes, ODOT, reports that funding includes a three year grant, at $125K a year. NCDC would travel to Oregon to attend the May event, if invited.

Hood River is starting their DUI court. Information will be put on the web.

Nominations for the Harl Hass Award

Since our meeting has been held this month, rather than December, it is important to get the nomination information out for the Harl Hass Award so it can be presented at the May event at the Capitol.

Oxford Housing
The presentation has been tabled until March

Next Meeting Dates:   March 17, 2017 Cherry Ave. Training Facility

Adjourned at 4:10 PM

Respectfully submitted by
Kimberly Hughes for Dawn Haskett, Secretary

Reviewed and approved by the general membership on the _____ day of _____________, 20___

 

OREGON ASSOCIATION OF DRUG COURT PROFESSIONALS

***AGENDA***

ANNUAL MEETING

Friday January 20, 2017
3420 Cherry Ave Suite 110, Salem Oregon
December 16, 2016– 1:30 pm- RESCHEDULED

Call to Order

Introductions

Approval of Minutes: 9/16/16 attached to email

Treasurers Report:   Joe Garcia

Old Business:

  1. CJC Updates – General updates/Case Management System
  2. “On Demand” Training and Communication Sub Committee – Dick Cowan
  3. OADCP Web Site – Judge Chanti, Harry Hesselgesser, Kimberly Hughes
  4. OHA – Dr. John McIlveen –

Challenges in providing 7 day a week randomized ua’s.MAT – Sub Committee – Judge Bloch

New Business

a) Oregon Health Authority Representative –

Dr. McIlveen was able to report, once again, about the MAT enhancement grant.  (see January minutes).  Application for the “21st Century Cures Act” and State Targeted Response Grant (STR) has been made. These are expected to support access, expansion and enhancement of MAT.  The STR would support various expansion projects including peers and Naloxone.  The STR may also be effective in removing barriers to pre-authorizations by providing valuable education to physicians.

There were concerns about lack of prescribers for Naloxone and the continued stigma attached to the use of MAT, and its effects on clients and team members.  Danielle Hanson expressed a willingness to talk with colleagues around the state about the use of Vivitrol and how to educate treatment, housing, CCO’s and physicians in the community.

Judge Chanti asked Dr. McIlveen if he might provide resources to Kimberly Hughes to be placed on the website.  Kimberly also committed to identifying videos to post on the website as well.

b) MAT Subcommittee:

No report given.

c) HB 2238, 2355

Chris Thomas watched the hearings for these bills and felt it was positive. There was a lively discussion about what treatment courts will use as leverage (carrot) to grow participation in their programs if these new laws are adopted.  It is agreed that if  adopted, these would change the scope of the current high risk/high need population model. Judge Chanti referenced current pilot programs studying departure cases. She also suggested that we need to “remember the model, but consider research on the model”. There were further concerns about CJC’s scope on crime severity level. Chris Thomas will identify and attend other public hearings about these bills.

New Business

a) Strategies to Secure Funding for 2018-2019 – Judge Chanti

Judge Chanti addressed the membership about the importance of communicating with leadership in the state regarding the treatment courts and the continued funding needs.  She made a call to action and asked everyone to invite leadership in each of their jurisdictions to the May 2nd Drug Court Month event in Salem at the capitol. She reviewed important history and current infrastructure.  She expects 25-27% cuts to the CJC.  She has concerns about the ACA and cuts to SAMHSA.  Dr. McIlveen and Chris Thomas expressed their commitment to continue supporting the needs of treatment courts, MAT, etc.  Kimberly Hughes will provide a power point and letter templates to the OADCP members.  Providing fact sheets, focus group treatment letters, letters from employers of drug court clients to local leadership, are some ways to support funding for treatment courts.

b) Drug Court Month Sub-Committee

Judge Bloch, Dick Cowan, Nicole Vann, Judge Chanti, Danielle Hanson and James Tierney are on this committee.  This committee will be meeting on April 19, 2017 to make final preparations for the event.   Judge Chanti would like to identify 1-2 graduates from courts that span different jurisdictions, socioeconomic backgrounds, gender, age and court types.  Once identified, each should be willing to speak for about 5 minutes each at the May 2nd event.

Good of the Order

  1. a) Dawn will send an email out to the members about our annual June meeting. Traditionally, the annual meeting is the time for membership to vote for vacant leadership positions.
  2. b) Sean Bossen with Oxford made a presentation about Oxford housing and provided folders with housing lists, flyers and other useful documents. Oxford opened its first house in 1989 and has 170 houses in Oregon. They have homes in 42 states.  This housing has been critical to the support of the many treatment court clients around the state.  There was discussion about how Oxford might be more supportive to some of our unique populations.

Next Meeting Dates:   June 30, 2017, September 15, 2017, December 15, 2017
Cherry Ave. Training Facility

Adjourned at 3:30 PM

Respectfully submitted by
Dawn Haskett, Secretary

Reviewed and approved by the general membership on the _____ day of _____________, 20___

  1. NDCD Presentation – DUII Court Implementation.
  2. ODOT – Funding Resources
  3. Oxford Housing Announcements

Next Meeting Date:  March 17, 2017/June 30, 2017 3420 Cherry Ave Suite 110, Salem Oregon

Adjourn


Minutes of the General Meeting
Friday, September 16, 2016 – 1:30pm
Keizer, Oregon- Cherry Ave. Training Facility

Present: List of 9 attendees in person and 4 attendees by telephone

The general meeting was called to order by Judge Eric Bloch at 1:37 p.m.

Introductions were made around the room and via telephone.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  June 24, 2016

Dick Cowan made a motion to approve minutes
Steve Tillson second the motion. Approved

Joe Garcia
Treasurer’s Report:
Checking $3,470.21
Savings    $6,545.49
120 Members

Joe reported one outstanding check and the need to cover annual costs of the website. There does not appear to be any expenditures for the symposium.

Old Business

  1. a) CJC (Criminal Justice Commission) Updates –

Ben Wyatt reported on the development of the Criminal Justice Commission website updates.  Technical employees of CJC will be available in the “Resource Room” at the symposium to talk about and work on “dash board” ideas for the CJC website.  The RFP has yet to be released for a new Treatment Court database.

Peer Review:  CJC is asking treatment courts and partners of treatment courts who are interested in becoming Peer Reviewers to contact Tiffany Quintero (tiffany.quintero@oregon.gov) or Ben Wyatt (ben.wyatt@oregon.gov). This topic will be addressed at the symposium.

  1. b) “On Demand” Training and Communication – Dick Cowan –

The current sub-committee includes Steve Tillson, Jennifer Rivas, Helen Feroli, Judge Kathleen Dailey, Ben Wyatt and Dick Cowan. The committee will be meeting at the symposium. This committee will continue to identify and disperse training opportunities to the OADCP members. They will also work to develop training opportunities to be presented during the quarterly OADCP meetings.

  1. c) OADCP Website – Kimberly Hughes

Kim will continue to update the website. Unfortunately members who work for OJD are not able to sign into the website and add any information. Kim will continue to work with leaders in Salem to find a solution to this barrier.

To encourage discussions, board representatives are encouraged to create list serves to encourage communication about topics, interests, concerns throughout the state treatment courts. Dawn Haskett is happy to help in the development of those list serves.

  1. d) Oregon Health Authority Representative –

Dr. McIlveen reported that Oregon has been awarded a MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment) grant of 1 million dollars for a minimum of three years and up to five hears.  OHSU will be the identified resource and educational tool.  The North Coast, Central Oregon and Southwestern Oregon will be targeted.  There will be new programs over the life of the grant.  This will expand treatment services.  OHA will make efforts to find ways to connect with Drug Courts to help in implementation of MAT.  They will also be working to develop rules on prescribing, data collection and integrity and build accountability for prescribers and treatment programs.

Dr. McIlveen also reported on the Oregon Opioid Initiative.  Here is an excerpt from the internet presented by CCO Oregon.

 Oregon Opioid Initiative

Oregon has one of the highest rates of non-medical use of opiate medications. In Oregon, more drug poisoning deaths involve prescription opioids than any other type of drug, including alcohol, methamphetamines, heroin and cocaine. An average of 3 Oregonians die every week from prescription opioid overdose, and many more develop opioid use disorder. Since 1999, the amount of opiate prescriptions has quadrupled with no change in reported pain. In addition, a recent study found that over 90% of patients who have a history of opiate overdose received subsequent opiate prescriptions.

This is a public health crisis which needs to be addressed using a variety of modalities.

There is a move to co-prescribe naloxone for patients at a higher risk for unintentional overdose. Naloxone is a specific opiate antagonist which can reverse the life threatening respiratory depression experienced by individuals who are experiencing opiate poisoning. The onset of action when administered by injection is 5 minutes and has a half-life of 60-90 minutes and has very few side effects. Naloxone will have no effect on individuals who are not experiencing opiate poisoning. The FDA recently approved a form of naloxone that can be administered nasally. This can be provided by trained laypeople and caregivers.

The Oregon Health Plan which manages the Medicaid population intended to provide reimbursement and coverage for evidence-based alternative therapies such as acupuncture, yoga, and chiropractic modalities starting in January 2016. However the implementation of the inclusion of complimentary services has been delayed. Individual CCOs may offer these benefits to members and some commercial plans offer alternative benefits to members for a variety of conditions.

Representative Knute Buehler (R-Bend) plans to introduce legislation in the upcoming session which starts February 1, 2016 that will expand naloxone access to individuals. This may include pharmacist prescriptive ability to prescribe and dispense naloxone. The American Society of Addiction Medicine released a policy statement on co-prescribing naloxone for patients as well as family members and caregivers.

For physicians who prescribe opiate medications for chronic non-cancer pain the CDC is expected to provide new guidelines regarding dose limits for patients and methods for tapering medications. The guidelines were expected to be published by the end of the month, but CDC recently announced that they would be delaying that and holding public hearings. The Oregon Pain Guidance has published guidelines for safe prescribing. In addition to safe prescribing, safe storage and disposal are also important to reduce medication diversion.

Oregon Health Authority has created the following website that offers information and links to several resources for providers, patients, and advocates.

The goals in Oregon are to improve population health by decreasing mortality and morbidity due to prescription medications, improve care with prescribing guidelines and increased medication assistance treatment for opioid use disorder, and to decrease health care costs.

  1. e) MAT Subcommittee:

Judge Bloch reported the panel presentation that will be available at the symposium.  He will be attending a tri-county meeting with health director and others to work on a number of topics.

  1. f) Oregon Treatment Court Symposium 2016

There will be many great presenters on a multitude of topics. Updates to the standards are now available on the CJC website. The program agenda will be available as folks check in at the symposium. Members generally discussed the need for a sub-committee to be appointed to help in the preparation for the 2018 Oregon Treatment Court Symposium. OADCP will have a resource table in the “resource room” at the symposium. Judge Bloch will make a presentation about how to become a member of the OADCP and provide the website address to attendees.

New Business

  1. a) Robert Williams Award Presentation/ Recipient

Joe Garcia has been chosen as the recipient of the Robert Williams Award.  Judge Bloch    will be presenting the award to Joe before lunch on the second day of the training.

Good of the Order

a) Narcan is now available to law enforcement and others. There was a short discussion about house bill 4124 and 4125.

b) It might be helpful to have Oxford Homes of Oregon make a short presentation at a meeting to describe their current structure and housing options.

Next Meeting Dates:   December 16, 2016/March 17, 2017/June 30, 2017

Cherry Ave. Training Facility

Adjourned at 3:25 PM

Respectfully submitted by

Dawn Haskett, Secretary

Reviewed and approved by the general membership on the _____ day of _____________, 20___


AGENDA
ANNUAL MEETING
3420 Cherry Ave Suite 110, Salem Oregon
September 16, 2016 – 1:30 pm

I. Call to Order

II. Introductions

III. Approval of Minutes: 6/24/16 attached to email

IV. Treasurers Report: Joe Garcia – Members – Renewal of membership dues.

V. Old Business:

a. CJC Updates – General updates/Case Management System
b. “On Demand” Training and Communication Sub Committee – Dick Cowan
c. OADCP Web Site – Judge Chanti, Harry Hesselgesser, Kimberly Hughes
d. OHA – Dr. John McIlveen –
e. MAT – Sub Committee – Judge Bloch
f. Oregon Treatment Court Symposium 2016

VI. New Business
a. Announcement of recipient of 2016 Robert Williams Award – sub-committee member

VII. Good of the Order

VIII. Announcements

Next Meeting Date: September 16, 2016/December 16, 2016/March 17, 2017/June 30, 2017 3420 Cherry Ave Suite 110, Salem Oregon

Adjourn


Minutes of the General Meeting
Friday, June 24, 2016 – 1:30pm
Keizer, Oregon- Cherry Ave. Training Facility

Present: List of 11 attendees in person and 11 attendees by telephone

The general meeting was called to order by Judge Suzanne Chanti at 1:32 p.m.

Introductions were made around the room and via telephone.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: March 25, 2016
Judge Suzanne Chanti made a motion to approve minutes
Kimberly Hughes second the motion
Approved

Dawn Haskett made treasurer report in Joe Garcia’s absence.
Treasurer’s Report: Checking $2,399.71
Savings $6,545.34

Old Business

a) CJC (Criminal Justice Commission) Updates –
Tiffany Quintero was present to report on updates with the CJC.

Specialty Court Standards: The Adult Drug Court version of the standards is currently posted on the OADCP website. FDC Standards will be available after the State Drug Court Symposium in September 2016.

Case Management System: CJC would like to post an RFP by 8/1/16 for the new data system. CJC is heading up the development of the new system and are continuing to collaborate with OJD on the development of the project and system. Integration with Odyssey does not appear to be a viable option at this time. CJC will be the sole owners of the new data system. They would like to introduce the new program to drug courts by the new biennium. The entire state of Oregon will work in the same system and they hope that reporting will be more simplistic. Previous work group information, as well as, HIPAA and CFR 42 compliance will be written into the program. Evolution of the site will be important and possible. Some expressed the importance of court specific feedback once the program is implemented.

Peer Review: CJC is asking treatment courts and partners of treatment courts who are interested in becoming Peer Reviewers to contact Tiffany Quintero (tiffany.quintero@oregon.gov) or Ben Wyatt (ben.wyatt@oregon.gov). Judge Chanti highly encouraged folks to volunteer. Updates and changes to the ADC standards will be available in a Volume 2 during the State Drug Court Symposium in September 2016.

b) “On Demand” Training and Communication – Dick Cowan –
Mr. Cowan reported the sub-committee is making every effort to meet. The committee previously provided the web list to the OADCP. Jennifer Rivas would like to develop a calendar of training and education opportunities throughout the year. She would like to capture trainings around the state, as well as CJC and OHA trainings for the calendar. Those treatment court teams with grants should also have technical assistance available from the grantors. Dawn will check with Dr. McIlveen and Alison Noice about the availability of a short training on MAT for the next OADCP meeting.

c) OADCP Website – Judge Suzanne Chanti/Kimberly Hughes
The Oregon Judicial Department will not give permission to access the OADCP web site discussion tab. However, those OJD employees that would like to log into the page using their personal servers, can access the discussion page. Kimberly will provide instructions for access to the page. Kimberly described the security challenges and Judge Chanti will make contact with OJD to better understand the barrier. The discussion page can be renamed. The OADCP agenda’s and minutes can be posted into the public information area of the website. There will be a tab created to support calendar and training events. Kimberly will work with the training sub-committee to keep that calendar updated with training opportunities. Dawn will work with Harry Hesselgesser and Kimberly to ensure correct information about the states treatment courts is provided for the web site.

d) Oregon Health Authority Representative –
Dr. McIlveen will work with Dawn to find short training topics and speakers for future OADCP meetings.

e) MAT Subcommittee:
Judge Bloch described the various topics to be presented at the symposium. Medication Assisted Treatment will be a popular topic. Several counties will lead a panel discussion about MAT implementation to patients (participants).

New Business

a) Vote for Executive Committee Vacancies:
A vote was conducted by ballot to fill the District Attorney and Treatment Agency representatives’ vacancies on the Executive Board. There was a brief discussion as to whether the vote meets the by-laws requirements.
James Tierney was appointed to the DDA Representative Position. He is the DDA with Lane County.
Wendy Robinson was appointed to the Treatment Agency Representative Position. She is with Clackamas County.

b) 2016 NADCP Conference
Most agreed the conference met high quality standards and provided cutting edge research and information. The OADCP held a meeting in which Doug Marlowe was available to answer various questions from its members. Judge Bloch was instrumental in Mr. Marlowe’s attendance. We thank Judge Bloch for facilitating the opportunity. Mr. Marlowe has promised to be available for the 2018 Symposium.

c) 2016 Oregon Drug Court Symposium
Judge Bloch described the many presentations that will be available.
As Dawn receives information about the symposium, she will forward it to all coordinators and the OADCP to disburse to all team members and partners. Dawn read this information into the minutes from an email received by Cheryl Fowler (OETO Deputy Division Director) regarding CLE credits.

Yes we are working on the final agenda. We will be applying for CLE and CEU credits. As it stands right now (and this is NOT final), it appears we will be seeking approximately 9.25 hours of general CLE credits for the day and a half program (Wed/Thurs). There is a possibility that 1.25 hours of that could change into Access to Justice credits but that has not been finalized / approved. In addition, Friday (judges only) we will be seeking 1.25 ethics and 2.5 general CLE credits but again that has not been finalized or approved.

d) Robert Williams Award Nominations
All nominations for the non-judge Robert Williams Award should be submitted by July 1, 2016. The Award Sub-Committee will review and determine the winner. The winning recipient will be presented with a plaque at the Symposium in September.

Next Meeting Dates: September 16, 2016/December 16, 2016/March 17, 2017/June 30, 2017
Cherry Ave. Training Facility

Adjourned at 3:15 PM

Respectfully submitted by

Dawn Haskett
Secretary

Reviewed and approved by the general membership on the _____ day of _____________, 20___


AGENDA
ANNUAL MEETING
3420 Cherry Ave Suite 110, Salem Oregon
June 24, 2016 – 1:30 pm

I. Call to Order

II. Introductions

III. Approval of Minutes: 3/25/16 attached to email

IV. Treasurers Report: Joe Garcia – Members – Renewal of membership dues.
Checking: $2,399.71
Savings: $6,545.34.

V. Old Business:

a. CJC Updates – General updates/Case Management System (grantees)
b. “On Demand” Training and Communication Sub Committee – Dick Cowan
c. OADCP Web Site – Judge Chanti, Harry Hesselgesser, Kimberly Hughes
d. OHA – Dr. John McIlveen –
e. MAT – Sub Committee – Judge Bloch

VI. New Business

a. Vote to fill DDA and Treatment Representative Vacancies.
b. Open discussion about the NADCP training
c. September Training Symposium

VII. Good of the Order

VIII. Announcements

Next Meeting Date: TBD 3420 Cherry Ave Suite 110, Salem Oregon

Adjourn

 


Minutes of the General Meeting
Friday, March 25, 2015 – 1:30pm
Keizer, Oregon – Cherry Ave. Training Facility

Present: List of 14 attendees in person and 6 attendees by telephone
The general meeting was called to order by Judge Chanti at 1:33 p.m.
Introductions were made around the room and via telephone.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  September 25, 2015
Dick Cowan  made a motion to approve minutes
Marty Sibernagel Seconded
Approved
Treasurer’s Report:  Checking $2,274.71
Savings    $6,545.24
Members  113Old Businessa) CJC (Criminal Justice Commission) Updates –
Ben Wyatt and Tiffany Quintero were both present for CJC.  Ben introduced Madeleine Dardeau as one of CJC’s grant coordinators.
Specialty Court Standards: CJC has worked with NADCP to complete the Adult Drug Court Standards document.  This document is available on the OADCP website.  You can access it at OADCP.org/courts/Oregon ADC Standards.  The CJC is currently working with NPC Research to continue development of a “foundation document” that is grounded in the 10 key components for all treatment courts.  The next treatment court to be developed will be the Mental Health Court.
Case Management System: CJC is developing an RFP and will be working to find an adequate system that will work with the Oregon Judiciary’s Odyssey data program.  There is no timeline for completion, but Tiffany hopes to have a focus within the year.
Oregon Knowledge Bank:  CJC is asking treatment courts and partners of treatment courts to submit information about their courts to the Oregon Knowledge Bank.  Handouts were provided and Dawn will email out electronic copies of the documents to the membership.  This is a resource for public safety programs and research.  A link will be provided on the OADCP website.  OKB is also available on Facebook.  Feel free to contact Ben Wyatt if you have any questions. Ben.WYATT@oregon.gov

b)  “On Demand” Training and Communication – Dick Cowan – No update at this time.

c) OADCP Website –  Judge Chanti/Kimberly Hughes
The OADCP wants to thank Kimberly Hughes for her commitment to the OADCP website.  She continues to work tirelessly to manage the website on her own time.  Judge Chanti recognizes that a “share point” needs to be available to members, but it is not possible at this time. The OADCP will continue to work on a solution. She encouraged members to send submissions to Ms. Hughes.  She will add them to the website.  Kimberly encouraged everyone to send information about their graduations, etc.  Include photos if you would like.  Work is being done on the initial links to get additional pages to come up.  The process is a little clunky right now.  Work will be continued to find a way to market the website to everyone and allow communication amongst the programs around the state as well as our partners.
d) Oregon Health Authority Representative –
(9/25/15 minutes)
Dr. McIlveen fielded questions about the topic of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). If courts receive federal funding for treatment courts, MAT will be expected to be part of the therapeutic options if a participant appears to be a “good candidate” to receive it.  This is an ongoing discussion around the state and among treatment courts.  Some counties currently offer MAT.  There are additional concerns about how this will affect adolescent clients/participants.  It was suggested that additional training and information will be important to going forward.  Maybe this could be made a priority as part of the OADCP/OJD 2016 Training.  The membership decided to appoint a sub-committee to address OADCP concerns.  Judge Bloch, Dr. McIlvenn and Judge Crain are appointed as the sub-committee.
(Current)
The topic of MAT was reviewed once again.  Dr. McIlveen will submit information about MAT to Kimberly Hughes for the web site.  Dr. McIlveen stressed the importance of proper assessment and treatment in the use of MAT.  Bonnie McIrvin talked about the importance of each team member sticking to what they do best and explained that MAT clinics are very good at what they do.  Communication is very important when working with folks using MAT.  Dr. McIlveen will look into the possibility of a powerpoint presentation at the next meeting.
Dr. McIlveen reported that HS 3124 passed.  Rules are being developed around the use of Naloxone and access to it.  Kimberly Hughes will send out a “Do’s and Don’ts tip list”.

New Business

a) Sub Committee for 2016 OADCP Training:
No selection of a committee was made.  However, Ben Wyatt reported that Doug Marlowe will be presenting at the training.  There will be MAT information as well.  OJD has taken the reigns on choosing national presenters.

Judge Chanti suggested training on secondary trauma.  Dawn will follow up with Judge Darling and Judge Norby about the film being developed around this topic and report information as it is available.

Dawn will check with the Robert Williams Award sub-committee to discuss timing of nominations.

b) Sub-Committees Specific to Treatment Court/Juvenile Representative
Nicole Leighton reported that the six juvenile drug courts have interest in having more peer collaboration and suggested possible sub-committee as a way to do that.  They also have interest in a peer review process.
A lively discussion took place around specific courts feeling the need to collaborate amongst each other and concern that the OADCP not fracture into separate silos.  The OADCP is meant to be “inclusive not exclusive”.  It was agreed that collaboration is positive, but that all treatment courts should be encouraged and supported in bringing concerns, questions, etc. to the OADCP meetings.  Judge Chanti would like to see the OADCP implement a short training at each meeting to cover important topics the courts are concerned about or have interest in.

Individual courts are represented on the OADCP website.  A brief discussion about the OADCP name occurred.

c) Drug Court Month
Dick Cowan suggested the OADCP do something for Drug Court Month.  Judge Chanti and Judge Bloch will write a letter on behalf of the OADCP and provide it to the appropriate venue to support drug court month.  Dawn will send out the Drug Court Month Kit for coordinators to review and apply to their individual courts.

d) OADCP DA Representative
David Wilson has resigned his position as the DDA Representative.  Dawn will email membership to solicit nominations.  A vote will occur at the next meeting to be held on 6/24/16.
Confirmed Meeting Dates
6/24/16 ( Cherry Ave. Training Facility, Keizer, OR. )
Next Meeting Dates:  June 24, 2016, 1:30pm, Cherry Ave. Training Facility, Keizer, OR

AGENDA
GENERAL MEETING
3420 Cherry Ave Suite 110, Salem Oregon
March 25, 2016 – 1:30 pm

I. Call to Order
II. Introductions
III. Approval of Minutes: 9/25/15 attached to email
IV. Treasurers Report:   Joe Garcia – Annual Membership Dues/Members

V. Old Business:

a. CJC Updates –  General updates/ Specialty Court Standards Draft/Case Management System (grantees)
b. CJC/Oregon Knowledge Bank – Mike Schmidt
c. “On Demand” Training and Communication Sub Committee – Dick Cowan
d. OADCP Web Site – Judge Chanti, Harry Hesselgesser, Kimberly Hughes
• Discussion Tab access/how to solicit information from OADCP members?
e. OHA – Dr. John McIlveen –
f. MAT – Sub Committee – Judge Bloch

VI. New Business

a. Sub Committee selection for 2016 OADCP/OJD Training
b. Sub Committee selection for Juvenile representation
c. Growth for Juvenile Drug Court Support – Nicole Leighton
d. Should we have specialty court type specific sub committees?
e. OADCP as a support to “specialty courts” – Judge Bloch

VII. Good of the Order
VIII. Announcements
Next Meeting Date:   June 24, 2016 / 3420 Cherry Ave Suite 110, Salem Oregon

Adjourn


 


 

AGENDA
GENERAL MEETING
3420 Cherry Ave Suite 110, Salem Oregon
December 18, 2015 – 1:30 pm

I. Call to Order

II. Introductions

III. Approval of Minutes: 9/25/15 attached to email

IV. Treasurers Report: Joe Garcia – Annual Membership Dues/Members

V. Old Business:

a. CJC Updates – General updates/ Specialty Court Standards Draft/
b. “On Demand” Training and Communication Sub Committee – Dick Cowan
c. OADCP Web Site – Judge Chanti,Harry Hesslinger, Kimberly Hughes
d. OHA – Dr. John McIlveen –
e. MAT – Sub Committee – Judge Bloch

VI. New Business

a. Sub Committee selection for 2016 OADCP/OJD Training
b. Sub Committee selection for Juvenile representation
c. Should we have specialty court type specific sub committees?
d. OADCP as a support to “specialty courts” – Judge Bloch

VII. Good of the Order

VIII. Announcements

Adjourn


Minutes of the
General Meeting
Friday, September 25, 2015 – 1:30pm
Keizer, Oregon – Cherry Ave. Training Facility

Present: List of 13 attendees in person and 4 attendees by telephone

The general meeting was called to order by Judge Chanti at 1:36 p.m.

Introductions were made around the room and via telephone.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: July 28, 2015
Dick Cowan made a motion to approve minutes
Judge Kathie Steele Seconded
Approved

Treasurer’s Report
Checking – $1917.21
Savings – $6544.93
OADCP membership dues form to go out by email after this meeting. Cost for membership is a team of 8 for $100 or $20 per person.

Old Business

a) CJC (Criminal Justice Commission) Updates –
CJC representative is not available for this meeting.

Specialty Court Standards: Judge Chanti reports that the NADCP entered Volume II Standards. She would like to know if these will impact the CJC Standards draft.

Specialty Courts Subcommittee – No Report

b) “On Demand” Training and Communication – Dick Cowan
Mr. Cowan will be sending a request to the OADCP membership for suggested trainings that they have found useful. The sub-committee will be connecting with the NADCP and others to determine final current standards. This final document should be distributed electronically to the membership.

Helen Ferroli shared how Deschutes County has connected with the NADCP to provide on-site training to their team. Deschutes has also joined with community partners to provide MRT Training and some other assessment tool training.

All teams should review what their program needs and think outside the box and partner with other community services to expand training opportunities.
Please email all suggestions and points of interest to Dick Cowan. rlcowan@pcrcrimlaw.com

c) OADCP Website – Judge Chanti/Kimberly Hughes
The sub-committee has been researching developers for the web site and like Bob Bogart with Cosine Computer Services in New Mexico. Kim Hughes will manage the site and work directly with Mr. Bogart on content. Judge Chanti believes that $2200 will be enough to get the web site started with good content. There was a general discussion about what information might be available on the site and how the information might be shared between courts and other states. There was a general discussion focused on a domain name. Currently OADCP is not taken. The subcommittee will work with the executive committee on this piece. The hope is to have the site up by the December OADCP meeting.

Judge Horner made a motion to approve the $2200 to start the creation of the OADCP web site. Judge Bloch seconded and motion was approved.

d) Drug Court Celebration/Harl Haas Award Addition Feedback
Positive feedback has been provided to the subcommittee about the Drug Court Celebration and the Harl Haas award. There was a brief discussion about keeping the original name of the “drug court professional of the year” award as the Robert Williams Award.

Dick Cowan made a motion to retain the name of the award, Judge Horner seconded and the motion was approved. Sub-Committee of Judge Steele, Dawn Haskett and Dick Cowan will work on the award vote and presentation.

After discussion about when the legislature convenes, it was decided that the Robert Williams Award would be presented at the 2016 OADCP Training September 21-23, 2016. The training will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Washington Square in Tigard, OR. This training will be added to the December 2015 meeting agenda. (Rachael Holley from JDC in Washington County would like to see a training geared to Juvenile Drug Courts available at the event.)

e) Oregon Health Authority Representative –
Dr. McIlveen announced that OHA underwent a re-organization. This is now the Health Systems Division. There were some questions about how this will affect A & D policies and procedures, etc. Dr. McIlveen assured the membership the changes will help streamline services. The department has become much more integrated. This should make addressing issues easier. This should provide more engagement with partners regarding their concerns.

Dr. McIlveen fielded questions about the topic of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). If courts receive federal funding for treatment courts, MAT will be expected to be part of the therapeutic options if a participant appears to be a “good candidate” to receive it. This is an ongoing discussion around the state and among treatment courts. Some counties currently offer MAT. There are additional concerns about how this will affect adolescent clients/participants. It was suggested that additional training and information will be important to going forward. Maybe this could be made a priority as part of the OADCP/OJD 2016 Training. The membership decided to appoint a sub-committee to address OADCP concerns. Judge Bloch, Dr. McIlvenn and Judge Crain are appointed as the sub-committee.

New Business

a) Executive Board Election
All current EC members retained their positions. In addition, Kimberly Hughes is now the Court Representative and Rachael Holley is the Juvenile Representative.
Currently held positions:

Executive Committee
President – Judge Eric Bloch
Vice President – Judge Suzanne Chanti
Treasurer – Joseph Garcia
Secretary – Dawn Haskett
Past President – Judge William Horner

Executive Committee – Representatives
District Attorney – David Wilson
Public Defender or Consortium – Dick Cowan
Treatment Agency – Bonnie McIrvin
Probation & Parole – Martin Sibernagel
Oregon Health Authority – Dr. John McIlveen
Court Representative – Kimberly Hughes
Juvenile – Rachael Holley

b) Confirmed Meeting Dates
12/18/15, 3/25/16, 6/24/16 ( Cherry Ave. Training Facility, Keizer, OR. )
Next Meeting Dates: December 18, 2015, 1:30pm, Cherry Ave. Training Facility, Keizer, OR.
Adjourned at 4:00 pm

Respectfully submitted by
Dawn Haskett
Secretary

Reviewed and approved by the general membership on the _____ day of _____________, 20___

Adjourn