Featured 2023 CACC Conference Speakers Announced

Don't miss these nationally and internationally recognized speakers from the National Association of Drug Court Professionals Leadership Team

Topics include: Expanding Treatment Courts, Improving Outcomes,
Implementing Equity & Inclusion, and more.


Chief of Training and Research for NADCP

Ms. Hardin holds a master's degree in public administration and oversees the daily operations for NADCP’s three divisions: National Drug Court Institute, National Center for DWI Courts, and Justice for Vets. She travels nationally and internationally, assisting teams with planning and operating successful drug courts. Ms. Hardin has supervised probationers, parolees, and federal inmates and has supervised special caseloads, including sex offenders, dual-diagnosis offenders, and violent offenders.


Chief of Science, Policy & Law for NADCP

Douglas B. Marlowe, J.D., Ph.D. is a Senior Scientist at the Treatment Research Institute, and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) with proficiency certification in the treatment of psychoactive substance use disorders from the APA College of Professional Psychology. Dr. Marlowe has published over 125 professional articles and chapters on the topics of crime and substance abuse. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Drug Court Review and is on the editorial board of Criminal Justice & Behavior. Dr. Marlowe has received numerous state and federal research grants to study coercion in drug abuse treatment, the effects of drug courts and other diversion programs for drug abusers involved in the criminal justice system, and behavioral treatments for drug abusers and criminal offenders.


Chief Operating Officer for NADCP

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).