Sign up now for October/November office hours to get answers from the experts
NADCP’s National Drug Court Institute (NDCI) Drug Court U is hosting virtual office hours to answer your questions on the role and responsibilities of law enforcement in treatment court programs. Schedule your one-on-one virtual appointment today with NDCI Director Vanessa Price.
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Just like a professor in college, Drug Court U offers treatment court practitioners the opportunity to schedule one-on-one discussion time with experts and receive individualized, confidential instruction via video chat or conference call.
Vanessa Price is the director of the National Drug Court Institute (NDCI), a division of NADCP. She was employed as a police officer with Oklahoma City from 1990 to 2012 and worked with the Oklahoma County Drug Court program from 1998 to 2009. She was instrumental in the development of the drug court program, including policy manual development, budgeting, and staff training. Her training presentations and curriculum development include recognizing the signs of mental illness, identifying a subject under the influence of drugs, effectively communicating with consumers, strengths-based interviewing, team building, drug testing, program planning and development, grant writing, community supervision, cultural proficiency for consumers served, ethics and confidentiality in treatment programs, psychopharmacology of drugs for first responders, and community resource identification and development. In 2014, Ms. Price was appointed by the governor of Oklahoma to serve on the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board. In 2015, she was reappointed to a four-year term and elected chair of the organization. She joined the staff of NADCP in 2016 to serve as the director of NDCI. In July 2020, Ms. Price was elected to serve on the board of directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).