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Intersection of Chemical Dependency and Criminal Law

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $20.00

Deadline to Register: October 31, 2016

Come join us for this comprehensive review of chemical dependency in the criminal justice system.  Where are we and how can we improve?

3:00-3:35pm  Introduction
Speaker: Avery Appelman

3:05 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Chemical Dependency Diagnostic Factors, Statistics, Recommendations 
Speaker: Fred Hempel, LADC
             Diagnostic tests (DSM IV, Rule 25, etc) - explain in detail
             Factos indicating CD
             Treatment Recommendations - how formulated, Inpatient vs. outpatient, education vs. treatment

3:35 p.m.- 4:05 p.m. Intervention, Treatment, Placement, Obstacles, Insurance Problems
Speaker: Jason VanDerscoff, CEO Five Stars Recovery Center, Chaska, MN
             Definition of treatment
             Continuing care/after care
             Placement options/hurdles
             Insurance issues
             Rule 25 funding process
             Federal money    

4:05 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Chemical Dependency and Mental Illness
Speaker: Tom Winegarden, MD
             Difference between these two forms of disease
             Diagnostic tests - DSM IV
             Use of substances to cope with mental illness
             Treatment recommendations

4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Chemical Dependency: A View from Probation
Speaker: Ashley Schultz, Steele County DOC  
           What impresses probation officers about chemically dependent probationers
            PSI issues, developing appropriate recommendations
            Determining supervision level
            Holding the probationer accountable
            Relapse and consequences
            Interstate Compact issues

Registration will start at 2:45 pm followed by the presentation at 3:00 pm.


Fred Hempel, LADC
B.A. St. Cloud State University, A.S. in Chemical Dependency, Fred has been working in the field of chemical dependency for well over 10 years. He has provided clinical chemical dependency services to a wide range of patients throughout the metro. Fred is an analytical chemical dependency assessor with literally 100s of assessments that have been reviewed and utilized in many legal settings. Always a positive counselor he has provided one on one counseling as well as private treatment placement to many clients referred to him by local lawyers. Fred has testified in Court and has been successful in convincing courts to try individually crafted treatment options in civil commitment proceedings.

Jason VanDerscoff, CEO Five Stars Recovery Center
Graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in biology. He also has experience in finance, economics, and business. Prior to working in the field of chemical dependency, Jason was a licensed financial planner working with securities and insurance. He has twelve years of experience in the field of chemical dependency at Five Stars Recovery Center, and has helped thousands of addicted individuals. His dedication to helping people with addiction issues shows in his drive for ever improving services.
CEO of Five Stars Recovery Center
CEO of NorthStar Regional
CEO of CD Recovery Services

Tom Winegarden, MD
Dr. Winegarden is a Board Certified Adult and Addictions Psychiatrist. He is a Distinguished Diplomat Fellow of the Psychiatric Medical Society. He received his BA degree from St. Olaf College, Master of Divinity degree from Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary. He received his Medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed psychiatric residency training and Chemical Dependency Fellowship Training at the University of Minnesota. He is currently Medical Director of Stone Creek Psychiatry and Bridges at Stone Creek, Intensive Outpatient Program located in Chanhassen, MN. Dr. Winegarden has served previously as a consulting Psychiatrist at Hazelden Treatment Center, Center City, MN for 15 years and currently serves as staff Psychiatrist at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, MN. He is Medical Director of NorthStar Regional Dual Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient Program in Chanhassen, MN and Medical Director of Five Stars Residential Dual-Diagnosis Treatment Center in Chaska, MN. His clinical interests include Dual Diagnosis, depression, anxiety disorders, and attention deficit disorder.

Ashley Schultz, Steele County DOC
Ashley an oldest child of three boys, raised by his grandparents. He attributes his career path to the influence of his three probation officers when he was placed on probation while in high school. Ashley claims these probation officers acted as the “directors” of his life. Prior to being sentenced, Mr. Schultz had months of sobriety (cocaine addiction). A skilled electrician his life took a turn when he was involved in a catastrophic car accident. While recovering from the accident, Ashley went to Mankatoo State University and obtained a degree fin corrections. He has worked for Blue Earth County Drug Court conducting night checks of participants, and has been employed by the MN DOC in seven counties for the past seven years working with high risk felons and sex offenders. Ashley’s philosophy is to protect the public by helping the offender through empowering them to participate in their own case plan while his office holds them accountable to achieve their goals while focused on community safety.

Board member- Steele County Drug Free Coalition
Former board member of the Alano Society of Owatonna
Board Member - Community Safety Advisory Committee
Board Member – Odium

CLE Credits:

2.0 Standard CLE Credit approved | Event Code: 230854 


Criminal Law Section Member:  $5.00
MSBA Member but not a member of the Criminal Law Section:  $15.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $20.00
Law Students: Free

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation is available.  Instructions will be emailed to you the day before the event.

Want more information about the Criminal Law Section?
To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.
Questions? Contact Jennifer Carter  | 612-278-6309

No sessions have been associated with this event.