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Dr. John Gallagher

It’s all about relationships: Drug Courts – what are they and how do they work? (part 1 of 2)

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“The goal of [drug courts] is promoting empowerment and self-accountability in regards to this process of healing and change.”

Dr. John Gallagher

In the first of a two-part podcast, Dr. John Gallagher discusses his teaching, practice and scholarly activity with drug courts and their outcomes. Beginning with an overview of drug courts and how they work, he introduces a conversation related to racial disparities in outcome studies that he will elaborate on in part two of this podcast.

John R. Gallagher, PhD, LSW, LCAC, is an associate professor at Indiana University School of Social Work. His research agenda is related to exploring the factors that may contribute to racial disparities in drug court outcomes, predicting graduation and recidivism outcomes in drug courts, exploring women’s lived experiences in drug court, and identifying the role of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in drug court programming. Dr. Gallagher serves as Associate Editor for Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly and has practiced addiction and mental health counseling for nearly 20 years.

Interviewer: Caitlin Rudin

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