The Men’s Achievement Recovery Court (M.A.R.C.) 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. Formerly known as Drug Court, it changed its name in March 2022 to use destigmatizing language about recovery. 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 M.A.R.C. 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 and graduate from M.A.R.C., receiving a certificate and token.
M.A.R.C. began on January 19, 1996, and the program is having a positive impact on the offenders’ continued involvement and participation in the program. M.A.R.C. is a highly successful project which maintained a successful completion rate of 75%.
The M.A.R.C. Program is designed to reduce crime by changing clients’ 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 Probation 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 M.A.R.C. 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.
M.A.R.C. 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.