The Adult Treatment Court applies alternative judicial proceedings to chemically abusing, non-violent adult felony offenders, in an effort to rehabilitate and then successfully reintegrate them into the community.
Following a thorough assessment to confirm serious abuse or addiction, a customized treatment and rehabilitative plan is developed for each participant. In addition to regular therapy to rectify substance abuse, participants are subjected to frequent random drug and alcohol screens. Bi-weekly meetings with the probation officer, sessions with the judge, and mandatory attendance at AA or NA meetings are also required. Graduated sanctions are employed when a participant does not comply with court expectations.
In addition to the reward of avoiding incarceration, various incentives for constructive action are built in to facilitate and publicly acknowledge participant progress.
To be eligible, a defendant must be an Oakland County resident and have reliable transportation. For more information, contact Jacqueline Howes-Evanson 248-452-2154, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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