Speakers

The conference will bring together policy makers, the judiciary, the legal profession, police, corrections, the health and recovery communities, AODT Courts’ graduates, iwi, students and academics for informed, robust, conversations about what is needed for the successful expansion of these innovative solutions-oriented Courts within Aotearoa New Zealand.

We have an exciting line up of local and international speakers involved in working in and researching the drug courts here in Aotearoa and overseas, including:

Local Speakers: International Speakers:
Judge Ema Aitken
Auckland AODT Court

Judge Lisa Tremewan 
Waitakere AODT Court

Matua Rāwiri Pene
Pou Oranga, Auckland and Waitākere AODT Courts

Professor Warren Brookbanks
Auckland University of Technology

Professor Tracey McIntosh 
(Ngāi Tūhoe) 
University of Auckland

Dr Katey Thom
Auckland University of Technology

David Burnside
Peer Support Manager, 
Odyssey House, Auckland

Dr Katherine Doolin 
University of Auckland

Dr Fleur Te Aho 
(Ngāti Mutunga)  
University of Auckland

Judge Peggy Hora, (Ret) 
California Superior Court Judge and former presiding Judge of the Drug Treatment Court in California, US


Professor David Best 

Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Rob Hulls
Director of the Centre for Innovative Justice, RMIT University, Australia

Jane Pfeifer
Program Director at Children and Family Futures for the National Regional Partnership Grant program, US

Dr Shannon M Carey 
Co-President and Senior Research Associate at NPC Research, US

Paul L. Cary 
Toxicologist and former Scientific Director Toxicology Laboratory, University of Missouri Health Centre, US

Helen Harberts 
former prosecutor and Chief Deputy District Attorney of the Criminal Division in Butte County, CA, and former Chief Probation Officer, US

Justice Mata Keli Tuatagaloa
Supreme Court of Samoa, AODT Court of Samoa

Douglas B. Marlowe, J.D., Ph.D. Senior Scientific Consultant for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP), Senior Science & Policy Advisor for Alcohol Monitoring Systems, and Training Consultant for the Global Institute for Forensic Research
(Dr Marlow will be speaking via prerecorded video)

Further information and bios can be found on these speakers on the  Local & International Speaker pages

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