Oregon’s Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act: Where do we go from here? Opportunities, risks, and unintended consequences for community corrections

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Webinar Date: June 23, 2021

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern Time

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Description: Oregon has traditionally had a reputation for innovation and forethought in its criminal justice policy and practice. In 2020 the voters of Oregon passed a constitutional amendment which effectively decriminalized the possession of “user” amounts of controlled substances. The criminal justice system in Oregon is now grappling with how to implement this ballot measure in a thoughtful and effective way. This webinar will explore the antecedents to this ballot measure, the current state of criminal justice agencies in working with substance abusing offenders, and the plans for the future.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss Oregon’s Drug Addiction and Treatment Recovery Act, students will learn what it is and what it accomplishes.
  2. Discuss how Oregon’s Community Corrections agencies are attempting to utilize implementation science in the effort to bring the system into congruence with this constitutional amendment.
  3. Explore how community corrections in Oregon intends to continue to remain on the cutting edge of correctional research and implementation.

Presenter Biography:

Jeff Hanson is an Operations and Policy Analyst with the Oregon Department of Corrections over the last thirty-three years he has worked as a parole/probation officer, institutional counselor, and for the last fifteen years as Oregon’s Evidenced Based Practice implementation overseer. Jeff Hanson is a trainer in multiple risk/need assessment, Motivational Interviewing, Multiple case management systems including EPICS, Gender Responsive case management. For the last fifteen years he has overseen quality assurance and Continuous Quality Insurance processes for the State of Oregon, including program evaluation, assessment fidelity and inter-rater reliability assessments.

Chris Enquist serves as the Parole & Probation Training Coordinator with the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. In this role, he provides instruction and guidance to all parole officers within the State of Oregon during their mandated basic training academy. He is certified as a trainer in multiple risk assessments, skills topics, and as a classroom facilitator. Prior to working at the academy, Chris worked as a parole officer in Lane and Multnomah Counties. Chris lives with his family in the community of Mehama, Oregon.

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