15th Judicial District Adult Drug Court
"Focused Intervention through Sanctions and Treatment"
FIST Staff Guide to Adult Drug Court
Eligibility Treatment Model
2010 FIST Outcome Evaluation
Highlights to the 2010 FIST Outcome Evaluation
WHAT IS DRUG COURT?
Drug Court is a specialized court designed to handle cases involving less serious drug-using offenders through a supervision a treatment program.
The program includes frequent drug-testing, case management, substance abuse counseling, treatment, educational opportunities, judicial supervision and incremental rewards and punishment.
The judge is actively involved in supervising drug court offenders – more than just placing an individual in a probationary or diversionary program for drug treatment.
At any time during your participation, you can be terminated from the program by the Drug Court Judge for non compliance with the rules and treatment plan, which may result in imprisonment.
To get the offender sober, employable, and employed by reducing offender abuse and/or addiction to alcohol and other mind altering chemicals, thus decreasing related criminal activity.
Drug Courts promote recovery through coordinated responses to the offender’s dependence on alcohol and other drugs. A team approach is utilized and includes the cooperation and collaboration of judges, prosecutors, defense counsel, probation authorities, law enforcement, treatment providers and evaluators.