July 20, 2020


Colorado Collaborative Justice Conference

This is an exclusive training for Colorado's Dependency and Neglect System Reform (DANSR). Please contact the hosting agency for registration details.

About the event

The conference will take place March 25-27 at the Hilton Denver City Center and is a joint effort by the Correctional Treatment Board and the Judicial Problem-Solving Courts Program. The goal is to promote collaborative, team-based approaches to treating justice-involved individuals with substance use and co-occurring disorders, and to foster enhanced system-wide inclusivity, equity and cultural competency.

About the trainer

Scott Boyles is a licensed addiction counselor, MINT trainer and the Senior National Training Director for Train for Change Inc.® Mr. Boyles has spent more than three decades in the behavioral health field and has many years of experience working with the ASAM Criteria. Mr. Boyles is one of the original early adopters of the ASAM criteria, starting in 1991.Before becoming a full-time trainer, Mr. Boyles used the criteria professionally as a counselor and director. From 2007-2011, Mr. Boyles also served as a member of the ASAM Steering Committee for the ASAM Patient Placement Criteria. He also spent many years as a site reviewer, monitoring programs’ application of the criteria. Mr. Boyles’ experience at all levels of service and observation has enabled him to understand trainees’ needs in both education and application at different levels of the service system. Since 1993, he has trained more than 8,000 people in proper use of the criteria. Mr. Boyles has passion and expertise in system-change approaches to support effective implementation and use of the ASAM criteria. He is well-known for his information, engaging, and entertaining trainings, which include practical, real-world applications.

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