GEORGIA Accountability Courts 

Funding Committee

Click here for a PDF link to the FY'20 Training Calendar. 


Please note the following information:

  • Accountability Court Coordinators are primary contact for each training. Coordinators will receive all registration announcements. They will be responsible for registering team members to training, coordinating lodging reservations (if applicable to court), taking care of travel reimbursements, and providing detailed training instructions to the registered attendee.

  • Registration announcements will typically be released two months prior to the training date via the CACJ mail chimp list. Once announced, the registration link will be posted on the CACJ website. Registration dates and registration links are available on the FY20 Training Registration web page. 






Training Details and Descriptions


New Coordinator Orientation Training 

This training is specific to new Coordinators. Training will include information on CACJ, team member roles & responsibilities, fiscal and program reporting. 


Evidence Based 101 Workshop 

This new training is specific to program Coordinators.  The one day workshop will explain evidence-based curriculum monitored by CACJ Treatment Fidelity Monitoring. The sessions will provide an overview of Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), Thinking for Change (T4C),  and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Substance Abuse (CBI-SA).  This training will have time for Q & A and provide an understanding of how treatment groups should be conducted by treatment providers. 


Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse 

This training is specific to treatment providers. The three day workshop will teach Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse (CBI-SA) curriculum is designed for individuals that are moderate to high need in the area of substance abuse and well suited for criminal justice populations. This training is also open to juvenile drug and juvenile mental health programs.  The CACJ Training Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is required to attend this training. 



Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse Booster

This training is specific to treatment providers. The one day workshop will enhance and refresh the facilitator's Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse (CBI-SA) skills.  The CACJ Training Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is required to attend this training and a copy of the attendee's CBI- SA certificate. There are a limited number of slots to attend this training. 



Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) Trauma 

This training is specific to treatment providers currently certified to facilitate MRT groups. The one day training will  enhances the skills of  MRT certified treatment providers. The trauma-focused MRT training is an intensive lecture, discussion, and hands-on workshop to explore the dynamics of trauma.

The key issues identified by SAMHSA’s Trauma-Informed Treatment Protocol are explained, and assessment instruments are identified.  The CACJ Training Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and a copy of the attendee's MRT facilitator's certificate is required to attend this training. CACJ Staff does not have access to the MRT faciltator's certificate. 

  

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) Booster   

This training is specific to treatment providers currently certified to facilitate MRT groups. The two day training will enhances the skills of  MRT certified treatment providers.  At the end of training attendees should be able to enhance their basic group facilitation skills and effectively evaluate and critique the MRT group process. 

The CACJ Training Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and a copy of the attendee's MRT facilitator's certificate is required to attend this training. CACJ Staff does not have access to the MRT facilitator's certificate. 



Veteran Mentor Bootcamp -

This training is specific to Veteran Treatment Court Veteran Mentors. This two day workshop is facilitated by Justice for Vets.  Enrollment is restricted to those that have served in the US Military (any branch; active duty or reserve/national guard) or are presently serving in the military. They must currently or will serve as a veteran mentor for a Veterans Court.  The workshop is designed to provide veteran mentors working with veterans treatment court participants the knowledge and skills to support them throughout the program.


Adult Felony Drug. Family Treatment Court, and Veterans Treatment Court, and DUI Court Operational Tune Up Training; 

Courts must be operational for at least three (3) years, have not received a tune – up training with NDCI or NCDC within the last three years (2016).

Court Coordinators must complete a Training Acknowledgement to attend the training at time of registration.  CACJ must have commitment from all essential team members listed on the Training Acknowledgement to attend. After registration closes, teams selected for the operational tune up training will be notified by CACJ Staff. There are a limited number of team slots for the training. 


Prime Solutions 

This training is specific to treatment providers. Prime Solutions is a substance use treatment program developed in collaboration with several leading addiction experts. The treatment program helps clients diagnosed with a substance use disorder make changes in their high-risk drinking and drug use.  The CACJ Training Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is required to attend this training. 


Moral Reconation Therapy(MRT) Facilitator Training

This training is specific to treatment providers. The training consists of four days of instruction (approximately 32 hours) to learn the MRT curriculum and the use of MRT with “treatment resistant” clients.  The Intensive training  uses lectures, discussions, and experiential exercises to explore the dynamics and basic personality traits of clients. Includes presentation of the outcome research on MRT effectiveness and a demonstration and explanation of the MRT method (primary characteristics, evolution, and application) as a cognitive-behavioral treatment. The training includes up to four hours of additional “homework” that prepares trainees to facilitate MRT group counseling. The CACJ Training Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is required to attend this training. 


 Accountability Court Winter Forum

This one day training is open to accountability court coordinators, directors, and judges. A variety of topics will be discussed.  There are a limited number of seats available to attend this session. 



Introduction to Behavioral Health and Addictive Diseases 

Introduction to Behavioral Health and Addictive Diseases is designed for first law enforcement, supervision, and new coordinators who wish to learn about mental health and addictive disorders and how to assist and support those affected and their caregivers. This session is a one day training program. Continuing education units available for IBHAD classes for LCSW, LMSW, LPC professionals.  Also POST credit hours are approved for law enforcement.



Thinking for Change Booster 

This training is specific to treatment providers. The training consists of two days of training to enhance the skills of certified Thinking for Change facilitators. 

The CACJ Training Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and a copy of the attendee's Thinking for Change facilitator's certificate is required to attend this training. CACJ Staff does not have access to the Thinking for Change facilitator's certificate. 



Mental Health Court Refresher 

Courts must be operational for at least three (3) years, have not received a refresher training from CACJ within the last three years (2016).

Court coordinators must complete a training acknowledgement to attend the training at time of registration.  CACJ must have commitment from all essential team members listed on the training acknowledgement form to attend. 


Wellness and Recovery Journaling 

This training is specific to adult felony drug court treatment providers. The two day workshop will introduce the evidence based practice of interactive journaling to facilitators.  

The CACJ Training Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) a is required to attend this training. 



Evidence Based Curriculum Training

All evidence based curriculum training have limited space and the space is reserved exclusively for treatment providers. 

Treatment providers must provide direct services to your program participants and conduct the evidence based group sessions. 


Court Coordinators must submit an MOU to CACJ at the time of registering with the signature of the Treatment Provider, Coordinator and Judge. 

The MOU document will be released with the training registration announcement.


Per the FY20  CACJ Training MOU and FY20 CACJ Accountability Court Grant special conditions, the court shall implement the evidence-based treatment within 60 days of the training attendee achieving certification and be subject to CACJ Treatment Fidelity Monitoring.



Descriptions of EBP Training courses can be found on the following links:

CBI-SA:  CBI Trainings

MRT: www.ccimrt.com/mrt

Thinking for Change (T4C): https://nicic.gov/thinking-for-change
Prime Solutions: www.primeforlife.org
Change Companies: www.changecompanies.net


If you should have any questions please contact Kimberly Howard