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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)
  • The Hon. Justice Steven Clark, Ontario Court of Justice
  • 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
  • Alison Perrie-Radaslovich, Senior Addiction Counsellor, Pinewood Centre of Lakeridge Health
  • Lorne Sabsay, National Executive Director, Canadian Association of Drug Treatment Court Professionals; Sabsay Lawyers



Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments.

Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

OsgoodePD offers group rates and financial assistance for both on-site and webcast formats.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate 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 and Substitutions

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.

Technical Support

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


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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Stéphane McRoberts at SMcRoberts@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

April 25, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT

Online Replay
May 31, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT
Register for the Online Replay


Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$495 + HST

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Printable Registration Form

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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Hotels & Parking

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