Communication Within the Treatment Court Setting
- In addition to providing direct treatment
services, the treatment court
team should expect that clinicians will
advocate for the humane and effective
treatment of addiction.
- Treatment providers share if and how the
participant is responding to medication
for OUD and other aspects of treatment.
- Treatment reports should include the
quality of the participant's engagement
and their recovery management
progress, in addition to reporting on
attendance and compliance.
- Treatment for OUD includes not just
reduction in opioid use but engagement
with family, employment, and education
and avoiding criminal activity.
- Team members contribute relevant
insights, observations, and recommendations
based on their professional knowledge,
training, and experience. The judge
considers the perspectives of all team
members before making decisions that
affect participants' welfare or liberty and
explains the rationale for such decisions
to team members and participants.
- The judge's decisions and orders regarding
treatment should be based solely on
the assessment and recommendation
of medical professionals and treatment
professionals and the participant's