Drug Court is a special court given
of select felony and misdemeanor cases
non-violent drug-using offenders. The
includes frequent random drug testing,
and probation supervision, drug treatment
counseling, educational and vocational
and the use of sanctions and incentives.
The Judge is actively involved in supervising
drug court offenders; rather than defendant's
being placed unsupervised, in a probationary
or diversionary program for drug treatment.
There are over 600 drug courts in the
about 92 in our state. Each is set
the guidelines of the Federal Office
Court Policy. After the successful
of the criminal drug court program,
is a minimum of 12 months, the original
is permanently stayed.