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As one of the therapeutic courts in Canada's criminal justice system, Drug treatment Courts aim to help reduce crime and substance abuse. Whether you are Crown Attorney, defence counsel or treatment provider, this new program will give you the insight you need to fully appreciate the potential value of this problem-solving court.

In this new program, you’ll hear from all parties involved in the Drug Treatment Court (DTC) process and gain a comprehensive understanding of the intersection between justice and treatment and how this specialty court can provide positive results for all.

Legal practitioners and treatment providers with significant DTC experience will discuss:

  • DTC fundamentals: legal framework, purpose, 13 key principles, eligibility and process
  • DTC’s relationship with other solution-focused courts in the criminal justice system
  • Ethical issues in DTC from both the legal and treatment perspectives
  • Nuts and bolts of a typical DTC case
  • Role of counsel and advocacy in a DTC: how does it differ from that in other courts

Don’t miss this unique program specifically designed for both lawyers and treatment providers (with or without DTC experience).


Program Chairs

  • The Hon. Justice Kofi Barnes, Superior Court of Justice (Ontario)
  • Lorne Sabsay, National Executive Director, Canadian Association of Drug Treatment Court Professionals; Sabsay Lawyers


  • The Hon. Justice Kofi Barnes, Superior Court of Justice (Ontario)
  • Jocelyne Boissonneault, Assistant Crown Attorney, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Robin Cuff, Manager, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
  • The Hon. Justice Mary Hogan, Ontario Court of Justice
  • The Hon. Justice Katrina Mulligan, Ontario Court of Justice
  • Aspasia Papatheodorou, Criminal Duty Counsel, Legal Aid Ontario
  • Allison Perrie-Radoslovich, Senior Addiction Counsellor, Pinewood Centre of Lakeridge Health
  • Lorne Sabsay, National Executive Director, Canadian Association of Drug Treatment Court Professionals; Sabsay Lawyers


Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.


Have a question? Read our FAQs.

Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Date & Time

August 26, 2020


Web - Replay

Fee per Delegate

$495 + HST

Newly Licensed (2017-Present): $247.50 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours

Who Should Attend

  • Crown lawyers
  • Defence counsel
  • Duty counsel
  • Treatment providers, drug addiction counselors, mental health court workers
  • Health care and social services professionals
  • Judges
  • Other Professionals involved in the Drug Treatment Court process

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