NADCP Equity and Inclusion Award

PURPOSE: To recognize treatment courts making efforts to improve service across diverse populations; eliminate cultural disparities; and ensure equity and inclusion.

GOAL: To celebrate the accomplishments of treatment courts that play a significant role in the advancement of equity and inclusion in treatment courts across the nation.

OUTCOME: Treatment courts perform their duties without manifestation, by word or conduct, of bias or prejudice based upon race, gender, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, language, or socioeconomic status.


  • Nominee must demonstrate efforts to address equity and inclusion, which improve opportunities for all individuals to participate and succeed in treatment court. These efforts can include, but are not limited to, efforts to ensure proportional representation of minorities, women, or other groups who have historically faced systemic discrimination; actions to achieve equitable substance use disorder treatment, incentives and sanctions, and outcomes; efforts to deliver more cultural competent services; and/or data collection efforts and follow-up actions that resulted in improved equity and inclusion.
  • Nominee must be in operation a minimum of two years.

Nominations are due April 30. Questions should be directed to Daryl Jackson,

WHO MAY NOMINATE: Nominations may be made by state drug court coordinators, professional members of an operational treatment court program, NADCP members, NADCP executive staff, or members of the NADCP Board of Directors.

NOMINATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: Nominations will be reviewed and awardee recommended by members of the Equity and Inclusion Committee. Selected nominee will be presented to the NADCP Nominations, Orientation, and Awards Committee for approval. More than one award may be given.

AWARD PRESENTATION: Awards will be presented during RISE21, NADCP's annual training conference, August 15-18 at National Harbor, Maryland. The winner(s) of this award receive three (3) free registrations to the conference.

Equity and Inclusion Award

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