Louisiana Specialty Courts 101

12/10/2021 - 12/10/2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: zoom presentation; Sponsored by Women's Center for Healing & Transformation, Cost: $15.00; 1 CE clock hour, zoom presentation
Presented by Amber Sheppard, Attorney at Law

Join mental health advocate and licensed attorney Amber Sheppard of Sheppard Law PLLC along with her service dog Tubbs as she explains the various Louisiana Specialty Courts that mental health professionals may encounter in their practices.

Specialty Courts in Louisiana are aimed to reduce incarceration for individuals who suffer from addiction, substance abuse disorders, or mental health disorders. She will discuss how individuals get referred to the specialty courts and how they operate. The courts include:
  • Drug Court
  • Sobriety Court
  • Reentry Court
  • Assistive Outpatient Treatment Court
  • Behavioral Health Court, and
  • Veterans' Court
A large emphasis will be on Assistive Outpatient Treatment Court, which allows for treating physicians and emergency personnel to make referrals.

Learning objectives of this training:
  • To educate mental health professionals, in their roles as both counselors/social workers and as business owners, on the various types of specialty courts utilized in Louisiana. 
  • Of particular importance is educating and informing the mental health community on how they can be involved in the specialty courts.
  • To illustrate how the process of each court can benefit attendees’ clients or their community.


?Amber Sheppard, the managing partner of Sheppard Law, has always marched to the beat of her own drum. Her approach to law and serving the community is no different. She has set out to prove you can be an advocate for your community while still maintaining your humanity, humility, and humor.
Online pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
This program is co-ed and presented on Zoom.

?Registration cost: $15

?Register today to save your spot.
Policy: No refunds after December 8.
Plan to attend with video on to receive CE credit. 
Questions? Contact us at info@womenscenterforhealing.org or (985) 892-8111

This workshop has been approved for 1.0 CE clock hours; no NBCC credit is available for this workshop.

To register:  https://www.womenscenterforhealing.org/louisiana-specialty-courts-101.html

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