CLE: Substance Use and the Law: Careers that Intersect Therapy and Justice

Southern Nevada Addictive  Disorders Training Project, UNLV Health Law Program, Foundation for Recovery,
Las Vegas Recovery Center, West Care, and Las Vegas Youth Offender Court

Friday, September 16, 2016
Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
3 CLE substance abuse credits and 2.5 CEU credits

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Careers that Intersect Therapy and Justice

For over two decades, Drug Courts have led the charge towards a more humane, cost effective justice system. Research demonstrates that Drug Courts provide a highly effective alternative to incarceration for individuals whose involvement in the criminal justice system is rooted in a Substance Use Disorder.  By keeping people out of jail and in treatment, Drug Courts have been proven to reduce drug abuse and crime while saving money.  Through the stories of people in recovery and professionals in the field, this workshop will explore the impact of Drug Court on individuals and the roles of the professionals who dedicate their lives to restoring people, families and our community.

1:30 - 1:35 p.m.     Welcome/Opening Remarks & Acknowledgements
                              Stephanie Borene, MPA; Project Coordinator of the Southern Nevada Substance Use Disorders Training Project

1:35 - 2:05 p.m.     Transforming Lives: the Alternative Sentencing Process
                              Judge Cedric A. Kerns, Youth Offender Court

2:05 - 2:35 p.m.     Case Study: Stress, Substance Abuse and the Workplace
                              Steven Altig, Esq., Criminal Justice Attorney

2:35 - 3:05 p.m.     Leverage: The Art of Balancing Courts and Care
                              Jim Jobin, Clinical Supervisor of Las Vegas Recovery Center's Residential Outpatient program.

3:05 - 3:15 p.m.     Break & Resources

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.     Career Progression for Behavioral Health and Legal Professionals
                              Stephanie Borene, MPA

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.     Managing Change: Insights from a Recovering CEO
                              John Seeland, JD, MBA, MHS, Chief Operating Officer, Las Vegas Recovery Center

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.     Representing People with Substance Use & Addictive Disorders: Removing the Stigma
                              Douglas Crawford, Esq.


September 16, 2016
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
BSL Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility (151)