DRUG COURT PROGRAM

The Drug Court service is available to non-violent defendants arrested for certain felony drug charges.

Drug Court Program Procedures:

Conduct telephonic interviews with the defendant
Check the inmate’s criminal background (if any)
Conduct an assessment to see if the defendant is allowed to participate in the program
Verify the inmate’s information with provided references

With the court’s approval, qualified defendants are placed in a court-supervised, comprehensive treatment, and rehabilitation programs.  Drug Court’s judges monitor the participation of the defendants, and those who successfully complete the program have their drug case dismissed.  The program runs 6-9 months and involves individual and group counseling, acupuncture, and programs of educational, vocational training and job placement.

DRUG COURT

The Drug Court service is available to nonviolent defendants arrested for specific felony drug charges.  PTS interviews the defendant and verifies the information received.  A complete criminal history is compiled and an assessment of eligibility is completed.  The Court places the eligible defendant in a court-supervised, comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation program. Drug Court relies on the judge to monitor closely the participation of the defendants.  Defendants who successfully complete the program have their drug case dismissed.  The program runs 6-9 months and involves individual and group counseling, acupuncture, and programs of educational, vocational training and job placement.