History of Missouri Association of Treatment Court Professionals
The Missouri Association of Drug Court Professionals (MADCP) began in 1997 after three organizational meetings of drug court practitioners and administrative staff. The first Board was selected by this group. Judge Marco Roldan (who was the first drug court Commission in Jackson County) was the first Board President. He led the way by drafting the articles of incorporation and a draft of the MADCP by-laws. The Board's first action was to assist the field through education. This led to the first drug court conference held in January 1999. Each year the MADCP conference is attended by over 400 practioners from all over the state of Missouri. MADCP advocates for Adult and Juvenile Drug Courts, Family Drug Courts and Mental Health Courts. The Board is compromised of a representation of drug court practitioners in all areas of the State.
In 2015, due to the tremendous growth of treatment courts across the state, the MADCP Board voted to change the name of the organization to the Missouri Association of Treatment Court Professionals (MATCP). With the growth of DWI Courts, Veteran Treatment Courts, Family and Juvenile Courts and Mental Health Courts the Board felt the name change better reflected the landscape of the Missouri Treatment Courts.
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