The Drug Court Program is committed to assisting with the intervention, treatment, and rehabilitation of drug offenders who desire to change circumstances in their lives and break the cycle of drug dependency. It is designed to reduce crime by changing drug using behavior. It is a highly structured program, lasting six months to five years and encourages sobriety through weekly court appearances, intensive supervision by the Probation Services Department, urine testing, involvement with treatment, and support groups. Upon successful completion of the Drug Court Program, participants will be clean and sober, have a support system within the community, have improved health, have employment or be furthering their educations, have their cases dismissed at graduation if on Intervention in Lieu of Conviction or Treatment in Lieu of Conviction and graduate from Drug Court, receiving a certificate and token.
Drug Court began on January 19, 1996, and the program is having a positive impact on the offenders’ continued involvement and participation in the program. Drug Court is a highly successful project which maintained a successful completion rate of 74%.
The Drug Court Program is designed to reduce crime by changing client’s drug using behavior. It is a highly structured program, lasting 6 months to 5 years, and encourages sobriety through weekly Court appearances, intensive supervision by the Criminal Justice Services Department, urine testing, and involvement in treatment.
Criteria for Participation:
Open to male clients who are granted Intervention in Lieu of Conviction or Community Control with a moderate or higher ORAS level.
Upon completing the Drug Court Program, participants will be drug and alcohol free for 6 consecutive months, have no new felony offenses, be employed or enrolled in school, have fulfilled their financial obligation, and completed special conditions ordered by the Court.
Drug Court is held weekly on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. at the Courthouse located at
41 N. Perry Street. Please arrive and be seated in the Courtroom by 3:25 p.m.