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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


What’s the

of TASC in the courtroom?


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



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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