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  • Wednesday

    [VIRTUAL] The RED Tool: Identifying Disparities in Treatment Courts

    Jun 26, 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM (ET)
    From our partner TA Center, SAMHSA's GAINS Center, please feel free to join and forward the below webinar: On June 26, 2024, from 2:30–4:00 p.m. ET, SAMHSA's GAINS Center will host a national webinar titled, "The RED Tool: Identifying & Rectifying Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Treatment Court Programming & Outcomes." Researchers have documented treatment courts' ability to reduce recidivism among participants; however, one topic of concern has been racial and ethnic disparities in treatment court outcomes. Individuals from diverse racial and ethnic groups often have dissimilar rates of access to treatment courts and graduate from these programs at a lesser rate than their white counterparts. As a result, it is paramount that treatment court professionals and administrative offices of the court understand the factors that contribute to racial and ethnic disparities in treatment court programs and be equipped to address them. Faculty and staff in the School of Public Affairs at American University (AU) developed the Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED) Program Assessment Tool (RED tool) to assist treatment courts in identifying and addressing disparities in their programs. The RED tool is a web-based survey geared to examine treatment courts' operations and procedures, with an emphasis on examining areas where racial and ethnic disparities may be produced. This webinar will cover a review of research on racial and ethnic disparities in treatment courts, an overview of the RED tool, a summary of key findings from RED tool data, and an introduction to AU's training and technical assistance approach.

  • Thursday

    [IN-PERSON] APA Prosecutorial Leadership Institute in Chicago, IL

    Jun 27 - 28, (ET)
    The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) is holding its 14th Prosecutorial Leadership Institute on June 27-28, 2024, in Chicago, IL , co-hosted by the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. Register here The focus of this Leadership Institute will be on Sustaining Prosecutorial Change through Hiring, Retention and Increased Diversity . Offices around the country are implementing practices to include partnering with law schools to recruit new staff, creating opportunities for paid internships, providing bar exam support, and mentoring of newer attorneys. This peer-to-peer exchange will be a forum to showcase these and other successes as well as challenges around hiring and retention of new prosecutors, with attention paid to attracting and retaining prosecutors who come from diverse backgrounds. APA has funding to cover travel expenses for one representative from each prosecutor's office from the SJC implementation sites. The meeting is also open broadly to prosecutors working with SJC innovation sites and those who may be involved in other SJC cohort and related initiatives. Please RSVP for this meeting by COB Friday, April 26, 2024.

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