RISE22 Attendance Shatters Record
With 7,700 in attendance, RISE22 constituted the largest gathering of treatment court professionals ever assembled. Representing all 50 states and 9 countries, RISE attendees represented every treatment court position, from judges and attorneys to treatment providers and case managers to law enforcement and probation officers.
For four days, attendees were treated to a program of more than 268 sessions on critical topics and earned up to 23+ hours of continuing education. Led by renowned speakers, these sessions covered all treatment court models and the most pressing issues facing treatment courts today. To review the RISE22 program, click here.
Unprecedented Federal Presence
While RISE22 was the can't-miss conference event of the summer for treatment court professionals, it was also an opportunity for our federal champions to show their support. Attendees were treated to engaging remarks from:
- Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough;
- Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Administrator for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Dr. Miriam Delphin-Rittmon;
- Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Dr. Rahul Gupta; and
- Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance Karhlton Moore.
RISE22 Rocks Nashville
A return to Music City meant RISE attendees were treated to a star-studded concert celebrating the musical heritage of Nashville and thanking all who work in treatment courts for their unwavering dedication. Led by long-time NADCP and treatment court champion Travis Howard, the concert featured unforgettable performances by actor/comedian Leslie Jordan and superstars The War and Treaty.
RISE22 Celebrates Recovery
RISE22 attendees gathered to celebrate recovery with a moving ceremony featuring treatment court alumni emceed by improv comedian Dion Flynn. With a focus on SAMHSA's recovery pillars (home, health, community, purpose), the ceremony featured a keynote by TODAY Show anchor Craig Melvin, recovery stories, the swearing-in of the largest Justice For Vets National Mentor Corps group to date, and concluded with a full stage of alumni and professionals in recovery.
"I have come to understand a powerful truth: Treatment court saved my life, but alumni helped me keep it."