2017 Problem Solving Courts Conference: Paving the Pathway to Transformation

April 19 – 21, 2017

Prescott Resort
1500 State Route 69
Prescott, AZ 86301
Room Rate $89*
*Please allow 1-2 days after registering for the conference before you reserve your room.

By registering for this year’s conference:

  • You become a member of AADCP
  • Receive CEU certification (emailed within 3 weeks after conference)

Enter to WIN! Arrive at the Prescott Resort April 18, 2017 at 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. to register.


Annual Conference

2017: Paving the Pathway to Transformation




7th Annual AADCP Problem Solving Courts Conference:                  

The Arizona Association of Drug Court Professionals (AADCP), in partnership with the ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy is pleased to announce the 7th Annual AADCP Problem Solving Courts Conference: Paving the Pathway to Transformation to be held April 19 – 21, 2017, at the Prescott Resort in Prescott, Arizona.

Held each April in Prescott, Arizona, the event attracts professionals from all segments of criminal justice in an effort to improve Arizona’s problem solving courts system. This conference is for judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, counselors, social workers, and parole and probation officers. The AADCP draws on the knowledge of experts throughout Arizona and beyond to provide much-needed education and unrivaled networking opportunities.

General registration is $260.


Accepting Sponsorship and Exhibitors Now!

Sponsoring the AADCP Problem Solving Courts Conference not only demonstrates your pledge to the success of problem solving courts in Arizona, it also increases the visibility of your organization as a steadfast leader in your field. This is a fantastic networking opportunity for your company to gain exposure and connect with hundreds of professionals including; Behavioral Health Treatment & Support, Veterans Treatment Courts, Juveniles & Young Adults, DUI/ Drug Courts/ Healing to Wellness Courts, and Core Principles.

Click here to become a sponsor or exhibitor.



Contact Evita Hallett, Events & Conference Coordinator, at cabhp@asu.edu for questions regarding the conference, sponsorship, and exhibit tables.



Previous Artists

The Annual Arizona Problem Solving Court Conference will include an art contest open to current or past problem solving court participants. Conference attendees will vote on their favorite entry and the top three winners will receive gift cards (1st place = $100, 2nd place = $75 and 3rd place = $50).

Contest guidelines:

1. Each problem solving court in your county can enter up to 5 art pieces (entries can be paintings, drawings, sculptures, poems)

2. Each problem solving court is responsible for vetting the art entries prior to submission and obtaining the artists’ permission to display and photograph their art and name

3. Each entry is to align with the conference theme (Paving the Pathway to Transformation), or with Recovery

4. Each program will bring the art entries to the conference for display (we will have a designated area) and will be responsible for taking the art entries back to their county after the conference ends

5. The deadline for submissions is April 12, @ 5 p.m.

6. Once you have identified your entries, send the following to our AADCP Secretary, Robin Hoskins at Robin.Hoskins@asu.edu.

· Photo of art entry

· Release Form for AADCP Art Contest Submissions

· Name of Problem Solving Court and County

· Name of Artist (current or past participant in your program), plus a brief (200 words or less) bio/history of the artist

· Description of how the art entry aligns with the conference theme or recovery (250 words or less)

· Name and contact information of point person (staff) in your program that will be attending the conference and responsible for the art work


Name NEXT YEAR’s AADCP Conference Contest


In 2015 we began the Name the Conference contest that asked 2015 conference attendees to submit entries to name the following year’s event. The winner, chosen by the AADCP Executive Board and the AADCP Conference Planning Committee, enjoys a free registration for the following year’s conference. It was such a hit, we have implemented it into each year’s conference as a way to say “thanks” to our wonderful Association Membership!

Recent Winners:
Paving the Pathway to Transformation (2017), from Erica Daniels, Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office
All Rise for Solutions (2016), from Delois Gowan, Yavapai Adult Probation Department

Prior to the implementation of the contest, our conference titles include: 2015 Advancing Justice Together, 2014 Spotlight on Success, 2013 Collaborating for Positive Change, and 2012 Back to the Basics and Beyond



Presenters Registration

Sponsor or Exhibit Registration


The Arizona Association of Drug Court Professionals (AADCP) and the ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy invite you and your colleagues to submit a proposal for one of our breakout sessions at the upcoming AZ Problem Solving Courts Conference. We seek proposals for 75-90 minute sessions to be held on Monday and Tuesday.

The deadline to submit your proposal has passed as of 5:00 pm, (Mountain Standard Time) on Friday, December 9, 2016.
Lead presenters will be notified of their presentation status on or prior to Friday, January 13, 2017.

Submission Guidelines:
Presentations should speak to applying evidence based or best practices research into practical application in a problem solving court setting. The goal of the conference is to provide training that will lend to practical application and skill building to problem solving courts in Arizona and its staff. This year’s conference will focus on the following subject areas and workshops should relate to one or more of the following areas:

  • Veteran’s Issues
  • Mental Health/Treatment
  • Best Practices/Evidence Based Practices
  • Juvenile/Young Adult Issues
  • Ethics/Cultural Diversity

Attendees of the conference will include the following: judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation officers, parole officers, law enforcement, social workers, addiction counselors, treatment providers, community advocates, alumni/participants, government officials, Veteran Affairs, Native American Tribal communities, educators, and students.
Sessions are limited to a total of 3 presenters including the lead presenter. The Lead Presenter receives free registration.

We offer numerous opportunities for becoming an event sponsor or exhibitor. Sign up for an exhibit booth or sponsorship and receive branding, free participants and more! Register as a sponsor.