Improving Outcomes in a DWI/Drug Court Through Testing


Tuesday, August 20, 2019
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Session Type: Workshop

Every probation and parole officer has to be proficient with the basics of alcohol and other drug testing in order to do a competent job. This training will give you the fundamentals of alcohol testing in DWI/Drug courts as well as prepare you for new trends in alcohol monitoring usage. Good testing procedures ensure that results will be admissible in a probation violation/ termination hearing. The seminar will provide ten practical tips for supervision professionals.   


Peggy Fulton Hora
Judge (ret.),

Judge Peggy Fulton Hora is the President of the Justice Speakers Institute, LLC. She retired from the California Superior Court after serving 21 years. She had a criminal assignment that included presiding over the Drug Treatment Court. She is a former dean of the B.E. Witkin Judicial College of California and has been on the faculty of the National Judicial College for over 20 years. Judge Hora was the Senior Judicial Fellow for the National Drug Court Institute and the Global Centre for Drug Treatment Courts. Judge Hora is an international leader in the solution-focused courts movement and has written comprehensively on justice issues. The appellate court and almost 200 journals and law reviews have cited her work. She was a 2009-2010 Thinker in Residence appointed by the Premier of South Australia to study and make recommendations on the Australian justice system. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Tasmania School of Law. Her international work includes speaking at conferences worldwide and hands-on training on drug courts and therapeutic jurisprudence in Israel, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Chile, Bermuda, South Africa, Italy, France, Japan, Russia, The Netherlands, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Judge Hora is the co-editor of the “Science Bench Book for Judges”. She is a recipient of the Bernard S. Jefferson Judicial Education Award from the California Judges’ Association and winner of the Rose Bird Award from California Women Lawyers. She was honored as Woman of the Year by the California legislature.

Brian W. MacKenzie
Judge (ret.), 52nd District 1st Division District Court

Judge Brian MacKenzie is an award winning judicial educator who retired from the bench after almost twenty-seven years of service. After leaving the bench he became one of the founders of the Justice Speakers Institute. He has been honored by the Foundation for the Improvement of Justice with the Paul H. Chapman medal, for significant contributions to the American Criminal Justice System and by the American Judges Association for significant contributions to judicial education. Judge MacKenzie has written and lectured throughout the world on issues including procedural fairness, veterans treatment courts, domestic violence, drug treatment courts, alcohol/drug testing, and the sixth amendment right to counsel. Recently, he traveled to Istanbul as an invited observer to a conference on the treaty between the European Union and Turkey involving Syrian refugees. He is the co-editor of the book, “Science Bench Book for Judges”. He is also the author of the American Judges Association’s position paper entitled “Procedural Fairness: The Key to Drug Treatment Courts”. He received his Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University Law School. Judge MacKenzie is married to Karen MacKenzie. He has three children; Kate, David and Breanna and five grandsons, Daniel, Raymond, Henry, Zachary and Lucas.