Incentives, Sanctions, and Service Adjustments Workshop

Facilitate lasting behavior change in participants with tools and techniques from the latest research and innovations.


This interactive workshop is a two-day program designed to educate an interdisciplinary team in the theory and application of behavior modification as it applies to an effective adult drug treatment court. Workshops are available virtually or in person at no charge to your jurisdiction.

The incentives, sanctions, and service adjustments (ISSA) workshop will challenge court teams to self-assess and receive assistance with taking corrective steps to improve policy, practice, and outcomes. The workshop includes a follow-up coaching session by faculty to observe staff meetings and status hearings, and to provide feedback on progress with implementation plans developed during the workshop. (This follow-up session is a mandatory component.)

Before You Apply

What you need to apply:

  • One point of contact for all coordination
  • Submission of your operations manual and participant handbook
  • Commitment form signed by your full treatment court team to participate in the training (at minimum: judge, prosecutor, defense counsel, court coordinator, community supervision, substance use treatment provider, and law enforcement [strongly recommended])

What’s covered:

  • The science of behavior modification
  • Sanctions to employ and avoid
  • Best practices for staffing
  • Using the multidisciplinary team to improve outcomes
  • Facilitated planning for implementation
  • …and more!

Available Dates

All 2024 workshops and the waitlist are now full.


There is no cost to your jurisdiction for this workshop. This program is supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance within the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Submit Application

All 2024 workshops and the waitlist are now full.

Contact Us

Susan Alameda
Project director, Treatment Court Institute