Welcome to the 6th International
Training Symposium: Innovative Approaches to Justice
WHERE JUSTICE AND TREATMENT MEET
Presented by: Canadian Association of Drug Treatment Court Professionals
(CADTCP) and the Regina Drug Treatment Court
June 21-24, 2016 | Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Dr. Gabor Maté
A renowned speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is
highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics, from addiction
to mind-body wellness. Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these
complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case
histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective
that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that
of those around them. As an author, Dr. Maté has written several
bestselling books including the award winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts:
Close Encounters with Addiction. His works have been published internationally
in twenty languages. Dr. Maté has received the Hubert Evans Prize
for Literary Non-Fiction; an Honorary Degree (Law) from the University
of Northern British Columbia; an Outstanding Alumnus Award from Simon Fraser
University; and the 2012 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Mothers
Against Teen Violence. He is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Criminology,
Simon Fraser University.
Myles is an inspiring motivational speaker, co-author, and strong advocate
for individuals and their families living with FASD. He has traveled around
the world sharing his experiences living with FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
Disorder) Myles has provided a multidimensional educational perspective
to parent, youth, and professional groups since 2003. He is the focus of
a documentary entitled, “Realities and Possibilities – the Myles Himmelreich
Story” He has acted as media spokesman as well volunteered with the Calgary
John Howard Society providing training to medical residents from the University
of Calgary. Myles is a recipient of the Starfish Award, successfully audited
the OBD (Organic Brain Dysfunction) Triage Training. Mr Himmelreich was
the first FASD consults for the Government of Alberta. He was a part of
the Alberta FASD Family Advisory Council and various committees.
Kenneth Robinson, Ed.D., President, Correctional Counseling, Inc.
Kenneth D. Robinson, Ed.D., is one of the most respected teachers and
lecturers on cognitive-behavioral treatment and correctional counseling.
Robinson, President of Correctional Counseling, Inc., and Executive Editor
of Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Review, has published and presented numerous
professional articles in the areas of psychopharmacology and mental health
services and is co-developer of Moral Reconation Therapy™ (MRT). He is
a familiar speaker at both national and international symposiums and conferences,
including the National Judicial College, National Association of Drug Court
Professionals, and American Probation and Parole Association among other
organizations. He has also been asked to testify before legislative bodies
on the efficacy and value of cognitive-behavioral treatment programs that
can reduce recidivism, enhance public safety and lower costly incarceration
Dr. Robinson’s extensive work in mental health and corrections provide
a unique combination of insight and expertise. While Director of Clinical
Services for Midtown Mental Health Center in Memphis, Tenn., he established
the first Crisis Stabilization Unit for the city and was featured in Memphis
Magazine’s article “The Crisis in Mental Health Care” in January 1987.
He is also no stranger to the rigorous demands of working with offenders
behind the bars, having worked in mental health services for the Shelby
County Correction Center for 12 years, as well as the State Regional Prison
in Memphis, before founding Correctional Counseling, Inc. He is currently
a faculty member of the National Judicial College and has served as a consultant
with the U.S. Bureau of Justice, the National Association of Drug Court
Professionals, and the National Institute of Corrections. Dr. Robinson
also has extensive experience with therapeutic programs in correctional
settings. Professional colleagues describe Dr. Robinson as determined
to design and implement the most effective programs to help those individuals
desiring and willing to change their lives.
Dr. Robinson received his Doctor of Education degree in educational
psychology and counseling and his Master of Science degree in psychology
from Memphis State University. He co-authored “How To Escape Your
Prison,” “Your Inner Enemy,” “Filling the Inner Void,” and all the MRT
programs and materials.
The Honourable Mr. Justice Kofi N. Barnes
The Honourable Justice Kofi N. Barnes. Mr. Justice Barnes is a judge
of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice
Mr. Justice Barnes is the founding President of the Canadian Association
of Drug Treatment Court Professionals and President of the International
Association of Drug Treatment Courts. In addition to his regular judicial
duties, he designs and conducts training programs on solution focused strategies
and innovative approaches to justice.
Justice Barnes is the founder of innovative programs such as the Metro
West Community Restoration Court in 2011; the Durham Mental Health and
Drug Treatment Court in Oshawa in 2006; co-founder of Canada's first Drug
Treatment Court in Toronto in 1998. For more information click this link.
|The Honourable Judge Clifford Toth
1975 - 1980 - B.A (dist) University of Regina, JD University of Saskatchewan
1980 - 1998 - Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission, Moose Jaw office primary
area of practice: Criminal Defence
1995 - 1998 - Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology
Board of Directors
1998 - 2002 - Appointed to the Saskatchewan Provincial Court, Judicial
Centre of Estevan
1999 - 2006 - Provincial Court Education Committee Co-chair
2002 - Transferred to Judicial Centre of Regina
2006 - Present - Opened and regularly preside in the Regina Drug Treatment
2008 - Present - Board member, Canadian Association of Drug Treatment
Court Professionals (CADTCP)
2008 - 2014 - Associate Chief Judge
2010 - 2014 - Chair, Therapeutic Justice Committee Canadian Council
of Chief Judges
2014 - Present - Opened and regularly preside in the Regina Mental
Health and FASD Court
2014 - Present - Planning Committee Chair, CADTCP
7 Bi-annual International Training Symposium on Problem Solving Courts
and Innovation Approaches to Justice scheduled for Regina - June 21 - 24,
Director, Treatment Court &Tribal Justice Programs
As director of treatment court programs, Aaron Arnold oversees the
Center's national training and technical assistance for drug courts and
assists New York’s Unified Court System in developing and training drug
treatment courts across the state. Mr. Arnold also directs the Center's
Tribal Justice Exchange, which seeks to promote the sharing of information
between state and tribal courts, assist tribal communities in enhancing
their justice systems, and explore ways in which state courts can benefit
from traditional tribal justice practices. Before joining the Center, Mr.
Arnold was a prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office in Phoenix,
Arizona, where he gained first-hand experience working in several problem-solving
courts. He has also worked as a litigation associate at Fennemore Craig,
one of Arizona's oldest law firms. Mr. Arnold is a native of Syracuse and
a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Arizona College
Associate Director/Senior Attorney Advisor, Treatment Court Programs
Annie Schachar serves as Associate Director/Senior Attorney Advisor
for the treatment court program at the Center for Court Innovation. In
this role, Ms. Schachar advises attorneys, judges, and other drug court
practitioners on legal issues relevant to drug courts. Previously, Ms.
Schachar served as director of the Center’s Kings County Court-Based Intervention
and Resource Team, an alternative-to-incarceration program in Brooklyn
for offenders with mental health disorders. Before joining the Center,
Ms. Schachar practiced law as a defense attorney with Legal Aid Ontario
in Toronto, where she represented clients in Toronto’s drug treatment court.
Prior to this, she was an Assistant Crown Attorney for the Ministry of
the Attorney General. Ms. Schachar is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s
criminology department and Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.
||Cheryl Charron, (MAIS, BA Adv.)
Ms Charron began working with FASD in 2004 at the Regina Community Clinic
as part of a community based initiative to develop the FASD Centre to offer
FASD assessments, supports, awareness, education and programming for clients
and families, agencies and professionals in Regina and area. She
has presented at numerous FASD conferences and workshops. She is a Director
on the Board of Directors at the Regina Community Clinic and the Mental
Health Disposition/FASD Court research committee. She is also
part of the FASD program development team at the University of New Brunswick.
Colton is currently pursuing his Masters of Law at the University of
Toronto. He received his Juris Doctorate (2013) with distinction and Bachelors
of Arts (2010) with high honours from the University of Saskatchewan. Following
the completion of his law degree, Colton served as a law clerk with the
Provincial Court of Saskatchewan, where he was active in assisting in the
development of the Regina Mental Health Disposition Court. After completing
his clerkship with the Court, Colton worked as a Crown prosecutor for the
Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice. He writes on a range of criminal law
topics, and has been published in the Criminal Law Quarterly, Canadian
Criminal Law Review, and Saskatchewan Law Review.
||Amanda Carlson, Managing Director, Salvation Army, Kate’s Place
Amanda Carlson, while attending the University of Regina, Ms. Carlson
worked for at a local Women’s Shelter as a Domestic Violence Counsellor.
She also worked and as a Complaints Analyst Assistant for The Saskatchewan
Provincial Ombudsman Office. She continued working both as Domestic
Violence Counsellor and Complaints Analyst Assistant to develop and understand
counselling techniques and policy development.
After completing her Bachelor of Human Justice degree in 2002, Ms. Carlson
began working with the Salvation Army Waterston Centre, a men’s homeless
shelter in Regina. She began her work with the Salvation Army as
a Community Residential Facility Coordinator (CRF), supervising adult Males
serving various terms of Parole within the community.
She continued working for the Salvation Army Waterston Centre and in
2006, developed a supportive housing program, at Waterston Centre that
housed and supervised men on Probation and men attending the Regina Drug
Ms. Carlson’s work provided allowed her to develop strong counselling
skills, case management techniques, and behaviour and risk assessment techniques
needed to work with Regina’s most vulnerable, high risk and high needs
clientele. She developed professional partnerships with First
Nations organizations, provincial government and federal government officials
throughout her time at Waterstson Centre.
In April 2012, Ms. Carlson, in partnership with the Regina Drug Treatment
Court and The Saskatchewan Housing Corporation, developed and began operating
a Supportive Housing Program for adult women attending the Regina Drug
Treatment Court. This program became known as the Salvation Army
Kate’s Place. Ms. Carlson currently oversees the management
and operations of Kate’s Place.
Byron Nurse R.P.N.
Byron has been a Registered Psychiatric Nurse since 1990, trained in
forensic settings within the Regional Psychiatric Center and employed within
many psychiatric forensics settings at the Sask. Hospital in North Battleford,
Regina Corrections, in-patient acute psychiatric services, community mental
health and 14 years of facilitating domestic violence programming at the
Regina Mental Health Clinic.
Byron is currently the Clinical Coordinator of the Adolescent Psychiatric
Unit at the Regina General Hospital, and has also coordinated the Adult
Acute Mental Health Ward.
Byron developed and implemented the mental health services for the Touchwood
Qu’Appelle Health Region in 1996 and has contributed to the development
of the forensic services unit at the Saskatchewan Hospital, the Dual Diagnosis
Program for the Phoenix Residential Society and the domestic violence program
at the Regina Mental Health Clinic.
Byron was an elected member of the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association
and was appointed as the RPNAS discipline officer for four years.
Byron was the Chairman of the Saskatchewan Abuse Intervention Network
for five years.
Jocelyne Boissonneault – Assistant Crown Attorney (Durham Region and
City of Kawartha Lakes)
Jocelyne began her law career practicing civil litigation with a large
Canadian law firm. She then moved to the United States where
she was admitted to the California Bar and practiced intellectual property
litigation in Silicon Valley. After returning home to Canada, Jocelyne
started working for the Durham Crown Attorney’s office where she remains
today. Jocelyne has ten years of experience with therapeutic treatment
courts. In 2006, she formed part of the team that developed the Durham
Drug Treatment and Mental Health Court and continues to represent the Crown
in that court today. In 2011, Jocelyne expanded her experience with
therapeutic treatment courts when she began working as the Community Court/Mental
Health Crown in the City of Kawartha Lakes. More recently, Jocelyne
has become involved with the Peterborough Community Support Court, which
is a hybrid Mental Health and Drug Treatment Court.
Jocelyne is on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Association of
Drug Treatment Court Professionals, the City of Kawartha Lakes Human Service
and Justice Coordinating Committee, and she is the Vice President of the
Durham Children’s Aid Foundation.
Duane T. Bowers, LPC, CCHt
Duane T. Bowers, LPC, CCHt is a Licensed Professional Counselor and
Educator. As a therapist Duane’s specialty is working with survivors
of traumatic death and suicide, which includes providing support to families
of abducted, missing, exploited and murdered children through the National
Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).
Duane is responsible for the clinical supervision and training of staff
and volunteers for a variety of organizations that deal with trauma and
loss in the US and Canada. In Saskatchewan, Duane contracts through
the Greystone Bereavement Centre providing education and assisting in creating
programs focused on trauma informed care, and first responder trauma. He
also serves as a consultant to the Canadian Centre for Child Protection
in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada.
In Washington DC he served as the Director of Training and Education
at the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing, and was the Senior Director of
Emergency and International Services for the National Capital Chapter of
the American Red Cross. Duane worked in Macedonia/ Kosovo/Albania supervising
a family reunification program in camps with war refugees. In September
2001 Duane responded to the Pentagon immediately following the terrorist
attack on September 11th, providing support to rescue and recovery workers.
In April 2010 he served as the mental health team leader at the University
of Miami field hospital following the earthquake in Port au Prince, Haiti.
As an educator, Duane teaches seminars nationally, internationally and
regionally on dying, death and grief, as well as trauma, Post Traumatic
Stress Disorder (PTSD), and traumatic loss. He has served as an Adjunct
Professor of Counseling at Trinity College in Washington DC, and has been
an invited guest lecturer for national conferences, as well as for graduate
and undergraduate classes of various colleges and universities.
Dr. Jeff Eichhorst, Director of Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology and Newborn
Screening, Saskatchewan Disease Control Laboratory, Regina
Dr. Jeff Eichhorst is currently the director of Clinical Chemistry,
Toxicology and Newborn Screening at the Saskatchewan Disease Control Laboratory
in Regina. He has worked in the field of analytical Chemistry & Toxicology
for over 30 years. He is a graduate of the University of Regina and the
University of Saskatchewan with a doctorate degree in Pathology and Laboratory
Jeff has been involved in various drug screening programs for the past
twenty years in Saskatchewan and developed a broad spectrum drug screen
in 2008 which has been used as the standard drugs of abuse screen ever