2023 Conference

Collaborative Courts - In Time of Transition: Opportunities & Challenges

Session Descriptions

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Plenary 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Terrence Walton


Ballroom (San Carlos 3 and 4)



Harm Reduction as a strategy to improve outcomes and retention. Effective approaches in harm reduction and phases would be discussed. The presentation would assist treatment courts understand the value of harm reduction strategies and address concerns teams may have.

The Plenary will close the conference with a 'Town Hall' that allows attendees to discuss applying conference topics regarding expanding caseloads, taking more serious cases, improving outcomes, justice reform and equity/inclusion.

Workshop Goals/Learning Objectives:

Describe key elements of harm reduction

Discuss the implications of harm reduction on sanctions and incentives

Identify strategies to improve outcomes in more serious cases


Terrence Walton

Terrence D. Walton, B.A. in psychology, MSW, is among the nation’s leading experts in providing training and technical assistance to drug courts and other treatment courts. Prior to being named COO, he was NADCP’s chief of standards. Before coming to NADCP, Mr. Walton was director of treatment for the Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia and director of the D.C. adolescent outpatient substance use treatment center. Mr. Walton is an internationally certified alcohol and other drug abuse counselor with over 25 years of experience and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).

Conference Ends 11:00 AM