Use of Jail as a Sanction in FDC - The Great Debate

Date: 
February 15, 2012
Time: 
10:00am - 12:00pm (PST)
Presenters: 
Honorable Leonard P. Edwards (Ret) – Santa Clara County, California
Presenters: 
Honorable Kyle B. Haskins - Tulsa County, Oklahoma
Presenters: 
Nancy K. Young, PhD – Executive Director, Children and Family Futures
Presenters: 
John Passalacqua, JD - Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist, Mendocino & Lake Counties California
Presenters: 
Hilary Kushins, MSW, JD - Drug Court & Training Programs Manager, Dependency Advocacy Center, San Jose, California

 

The use of rewards and sanctions is among one of the many features of the Family Drug Court (FDCs) that were drawn from the criminal drug court model to address participant compliance.   The use of jail as a sanction in FDC, however,is controversial given the differences between criminal drug courts and FDCs.  This webinar presentation will capture the range of opinions regarding the use of jail by engaging expert FDC judicial officers from both sides of the issue.   Specific issues to be addressed include the exercise of contempt powers, therapeutic benefits, outcomes, and other treatment, legal and ethicalconsiderations for the FDC professional.  The webinar presentation will also include outcome findings from Sacramento County Dependency Drug Court, which subsequently ceased using jail as a sanction as a result of Supreme Court of California ruling (re Nolan W, March 30, 2009).  Attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions to our expert panel presenters prior to, during, and after the webinar event.