DRUG COURT TEAM
Status hearings are an integral part of the Program. These hearings give the client, the court, and the treatment
program an opportunity to review his or her progress. In the Program, hearings will occur once a week in Phase I, every two weeks in Phase II, and every three weeks for
Phase III and once a month for Phase IV or otherwise advised by the Judge.
District Attorney's Office
An assistant to the Districy Attorney ("ADA") represents the public in pre-court staffing with the judge. Additionally, the ADA calls the docket in court.
Public Defender's Office
A representative of the Public Defender's office represents the clients in pre-court staffing with the Judge. Additionally,
the representative of the Public Defender's office is present in court to make sure the client's rights are not violated.
Case Management assistance, while a function of the treatment staff, may be provided by the Drug Court's Case Manager.
Following completion of the legal screening by the probation officer and the clinical assessment by the treatment provider, the Case Manager will consult with the probation officer
and/or the treatment staff to determine the services needed by the client. Referrals and appointments will then be made for such services as: education, mental health, detox, or inpatient treatment.
The Probation officer shall complete the legal screening to determine compliance with the Drug Court guideline prior to a client's acceptance into the Drug Court.
After the client enters the Program, the Probation Officer monitors the client's behavior to ascertain compliance with the Drug Court rules and the mandatory rules of probation, oversees drug screening and assures compliance
by the client with sanctions imposed by the Judge.
The Treatment Provider offers a wide range of services, including individual therapy, family-intervention therapy, group therapy, and psycho-educational therapy.
Included in the milieu of substance abuse treatmeat is relapse prevention, education on a wide range of recovery topics, family education and therapy for the family members and significant others of clients.
The Drug Court Coordinator oversees the Program and works in conjunction with the court to provide the best course of action for each individual client and family.