As we reflect on this extraordinary and challenging year, we are filled with gratitude for the professionalism, dedication, and perseverance of the treatment court field. These are uncertain times, and yet you continue to be beacons of hope and humanity in your communities. From all of us at NADCP, thank you. NADCP exists to provide you with the best training, technical assistance, and resources. This year, you showed up in record numbers! From virtual team training to the new E-Learning Center, the level of engagement was unprecedented.
Throughout the year, we continued to tell the story of treatment court success in the news and on social media. Powered by your incredible stories of treatment court transformation, millions were exposed to the lifesaving work of treatment courts.
In August, more than 4,000 treatment court professionals came together for RISE21. Over four days and hundreds of sessions, RISE21 attendees expanded their understanding of critical issues facing treatment courts today. We are already hard at work planning RISE22, stay tuned for details in January.
Most importantly, this year, you helped connect over 150,000 people to treatment and recovery support. You reunited families, strengthened your communities, and proved to the nation why treatment courts are so vital to justice reform.