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Module 6. The Criminal Justice System. Mary Ward Director of TASC Case Management Services McLeod Addictive Disease Center 145 Remount Road Charlotte, NC 28203 704-332-9001. Why are we here?. Understand TASC’s role in the criminal justice system Learn what testimony may be provided

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Module 6

Module 6

The Criminal Justice System

Mary Ward

Director of TASC Case Management Services

McLeod Addictive Disease Center

145 Remount Road

Charlotte, NC 28203

704-332-9001


Why are we here

Why are we here?

  • Understand TASC’s role in the criminal justice system

  • Learn what testimony may be provided

  • Learn court preparation techniques

  • Learn how to provide testimony


North carolina courts

North Carolina Courts

  • Supreme Court

  • Court of Appeals

  • Superior Court

  • District Court

  • Small Claims


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What’s the

of TASC in the courtroom?


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The role of TASC in court is

to provide objective information,

not win or lose cases.


How do we remain neutral

How do we remain neutral?

  • Provide factual information

  • Provide information based on TASC criteria and standards


Why would we be in court

Why would we be in court?


Courtroom procedures

Courtroom Procedures

  • Prioritize

  • Check-in with both sides

  • Wait


Testimony

Testimony

  • Remain neutral

  • Provide information

  • Educate and enhance public relations with court personnel


Categories of testimony

Categories of testimony

  • Drug Addiction

  • Likelihood for rehabilitation

  • Diagnoses

  • Treatment recommendations

  • Progress in treatment

  • Unsuccessful discharge


Testimony issues

Testimony Issues

  • Credibility

  • Demeanor

  • Preparation

  • Requests for sentencing recommendations


Testimony tips

Testimony Tips

  • Be prepared

  • Be confident

  • Remember confidentiality

  • Be respectful


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Practice


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It's a wrap--any questions ?


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