Intersection of Chemical Dependency and Criminal Law

  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Central Time (US & Canada)
  • By: MSBA Criminal Law Section
  • Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Source: Minnesota >
  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)

Come join us for this comprehensive review of chemical dependency in the criminal justice system.  Where are we and how can we improve?

3:00-3:35pm  Introduction
Speaker: Avery Appelman

3:05 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Chemical Dependency Diagnostic Factors, Statistics, Recommendations
Speaker: Fred Hempel, LADC
             Diagnostic tests (DSM IV, Rule 25, etc) - explain in detail
             Factos indicating CD
             Treatment Recommendations - how formulated, Inpatient vs. outpatient, education vs. treatment

3:35 p.m.- 4:05 p.m. Intervention, Treatment, Placement, Obstacles, Insurance Problems
Speaker: Jason VanDerscoff, CEO Five Stars Recovery Center, Chaska, MN
             Definition of treatment
             Continuing care/after care
             Placement options/hurdles
             Insurance issues
             Rule 25 funding process
             Federal money   

4:05 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Chemical Dependency and Mental Illness
Speaker: Tom Winegarden, MD
             Difference between these two forms of disease
             Diagnostic tests - DSM IV
             Use of substances to cope with mental illness
             Treatment recommendations

4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Chemical Dependency: A View from Probation
Speaker: Ashley Schultz, Steele County DOC 
           What impresses probation officers about chemically dependent probationers
            PSI issues, developing appropriate recommendations
            Determining supervision level
            Holding the probationer accountable
            Relapse and consequences
            Interstate Compact issues