Building Recovery Capital with Probation Populations


Wednesday, February 28, 2024
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Session Type: Workshop

What elements are important to bring about long-term recovery for individuals with substance use disorders and/or mental health needs? Over the past two decades, research has found that individuals with strong concentrations of personal, social and community capital are more likely to sustain long-term recovery. But what exactly does this mean, and how to we operationalize this in the criminal justice and probation system? This session will introduce participants to the concepts, definitions and practices of recovery capital.


Wendy Schiller
Project Director, All Rise

Ms. Schiller is a Project Director for All Rise, founded as the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. Ms. Schiller has worked as a trainer and technical assistance provider for judges and court systems since 2003. She facilitates onsite technical assistance for local justice systems and provides expert training at national and statewide conferences on evidence-based practices for court professionals. Ms. Schiller specializes in adult education and evidence-based curriculum development. Ms. Schiller has co-authored technical assistance briefs that focus on relaying practical ways to implement evidence-based practice and make needed changes in the juvenile and family justice systems, for example: Using Brief Interventions in the Juvenile Justice System, How to Facilitate a Discussion about Child Sexual Exploitation in Your Community, and Individualizing Responses to Motivate Behavior Change in Youth: A Four-Pronged Approach. Ms. Schiller received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada and a Master of Arts in Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University.