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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

For boardroom and multi-purchase rates, please email us.
OsgoodePD offers group rates and financial assistance for both on-site and webcast formats.


After your purchase is complete, the course will appear in the Order History of your OsgoodePD account with a link to "Take Online Course". Once you click "Take Online Course" you will be forwarded to the Moodle page with the materials link. The program video link with be unlocked on the day of the program. You will have access to the video for 90 days.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations, Substitutions and Refunds

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.


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Technical Support

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

Date Recorded
April 25, 2019

Program Details

Date & Time

May 31, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT


Web - Replay

Fee per Delegate

$495 + HST

Newly Licensed (2016 - 2019) Rate: $295 + 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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