What is TREAT?
TREAT Initiative - "Training for Recovery & Engagement in Addiction Treatment"
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS), in collaboration with its partners, the Massachusetts Executive Office of the Trial Court, the New England Association of Recovery Court Professionals, AdCare Educational Institute, and ForHealth Consulting at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School received funds from the Bureau of Justice Assistance under its Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant program, to fund a three-year training and technical assistance (TTA) initiative, the Drug and Veterans Court TREAT Initiative - "Training for Recovery & Engagement in Addiction Treatment.”
The goal of this initiative is to strengthen the capacity of court clinicians and treatment providers working with specialty courts, with a focus on Massachusetts’ 35 adult Drug Courts and six Veterans Treatment Courts. The grant will be used to:
- develop a TTA program that will support conferences, training sessions, and technical assistance events,
- increase the capacity of community clinicians to support clients involved in these courts, and
- build collaboration between probation and treatment providers within adult Drug Courts and Veterans Treatment Courts.