More than 250 professionals from the criminal justice, drug treatment, mental health and Veterans’ Administration health care systems will be attending the Eighth Judicial District Treatment Court Training Symposium Thursday, April 8 and Friday, April 9, 2010 at Erie Community College’s City Campus, 121 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY.
The focus of this year’s symposium is on veterans and individuals with alcohol, drug and mental health disorders. Sessions will include information on new technologies, best practices and research-based strategies for managing non-violent drug dependent offenders.
There are 3,000 active participants in 23 Adult Drug Courts within New York State’s Eighth Judicial District, which encompasses the eight counties of Western New York (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming).
The symposium is sponsored by the Eighth Judicial District, ECC, the New York State Association of Drug Treatment Court Professionals and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals.
Erie Community College meets the needs of a diverse student body and contributes to regional economic vitality by providing excellent, flexible, affordable and accessible educational programs in a multi-campus environment committed to continuous improvement.