Eligibility Requirements

Drug Treatment Court Eligibility Requirements

1. Participants are required to be residents of the 17th Judicial District
 2. Crimes must be addiction driven
 3. Post-plea program
 4. Be charged with a misdemeanor or felony

Offenders who are facing a probation or parole revocation for drug-related violations are also eligible for placement into Drug Treatment Court.

 

D.U.I. Treatment Court Eligibility Requirements

1. Participants are required to be residents of the 17th Judicial District
 2. Plead guilty to one of the following D.U.I. offenses:
2nd Offense, 3rd Tier
3rd Offense, 2nd Tier
3rd Offense, 3rd Tier

3. Participants must have a moderate to severe substance dependence

Offenders facing parole/probation revocations for substance use related violations are also eligible for placement into D.U.I. Treatment Court provided the underlying offense was a D.U.I.

 

Referral and Screening Process

Referrals for Treatment Court may come from Police, District Attorneys, Judges, Probation Departments, treatment providers, victims, and defense counsel. All applications for treatment court are to be submitted to the Treatment Court Coordinator and/or the corresponding county probation department.

After an application is submitted and the District Attorney recommends the application for review, the defendant is required to meet with the probation department. The probation department prepares a Pre-sentence Investigation Report and completes a Risk/Needs assessment. All applicants are referred to CMSU for a drug and alcohol assessment. If accepted into the program, the defendant is then scheduled to enter a plea and be sentenced to a period of Intermediate Punishment at which time their participation in the program begins.