2023 State Treatment Court Conference

This training conference will provide treatment court professionals with information about the latest treatment court research, trends, and practices to support local treatment court operations and improve outcomes. Conference sessions are designed with all treatment court models and disciplines in mind.
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Members of treatment court teams in Minnesota - adult drug, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), family dependency, juvenile, veterans' treatment, hybrid and mental health court models - and criminal justice partners are invited to attend the State Treatment Court Conference.

2023 State Treatment Court Conference

Virtual Sessions

April 12, 2023

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

May 17, 2023

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

In-Person Training

June 5, 2023

12:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

June 6, 2023

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

DoubleTree Hotel

7800 Normandale Road, Bloomington, MN 55439

Cost: There is no fee for registration.

Registration for in-person sessions is available for current treatment court team members. Please contact the treatment court coordinator for your program for more information.

Registration for virtual sessions is available below.

Please note: you must register for each session individually.


April 12, 2023

Engaging Participants in a Virtual Setting

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. CST

Judge Mary Jane Knisely

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Harm Reduction Practices in Treatment Court: What Works and What Doesn’t

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST
Terrence Walton, NADCP Chief Operating Officer

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May 17, 2023

Where Did All Our Clients Go? Using Data To Exploring Barriers To Participation

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CST
Dr. Jacqueline van Wormer, NDCI Director of Research

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Sequential Intercept Mapping for Mental Health Courts

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST
Dr. Kevin Baldwin

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2023 Minnesota State Treatment Court Conference Agenda

Conference Details


Presentations will be posted as they are available. Please note that some presentations will be available for a limited period of time following the conference.

Treatment Court Prosecutors: Revisiting Best Practices 2023
Judge Greg Pinski & John Haroldson

College Nights: A Vision of Empowerment
MaryKay Riendeau, LADC, LSW, MSW & Aleesha Ward

Treatment Courts & oneCourtMN
Heather Kirchner, MSW & Cecilia Bliss, MSW

The Future of Treatment Courts
Aaron Arnold

Serving Low-Risk Low Need Individuals
Aaron Arnold

Team Member Ethics
Judge Greg Pinski & Sarah Sistrunk

Motivational Interviewing from the Bench
Judge Peggy Davis

Cannabis & Cars
Mark Stodola

2023 MN Legislative Update
Judge Kerry Meyer

Sentencing Options
Judge Peggy Davis
2023 Credit Information

Virtual Sessions



In Person Session

6/5/2023 - 6/6/2023