Adult Treatment Court

Sentenced - Felony

The focus of the Adult Treatment Court is on intervening in substance use/abuse and reducing criminal behavior through intense court supervision and utilization of various recovery and counseling services. The adult treatment program consists of four stages that the offender is required to complete in order to graduate thus avoiding a term of incarceration. All stages will be at least 12 weeks long with the exception of Stage 1 which is 16 weeks long. During the four stages the participant will:

  • Comply with court orders and probation rules.
  • Submit to random drug/alcohol screens as required by the program stages.
  • Attend treatment sessions.
  • Continue payment toward restitution.
  • Attend bi-weekly status review hearings.
  • Attend AA/NA or other recovery support meeting.
  • Seek employment or educational programs as directed and provide documentation of enrollment/employment.

If the defendant has mental health concerns, these issues will be addressed in court after the defendant has completed a mental health evaluation.


  • Oakland County resident.
  • Score moderate to high overall risk AND moderate to high need for substance abuse on the COMPAS. The ATC DOES NOT accept anyone who scores Low/Low on the COMPAS UNLESS they are an OUIL-3rd.
  • No offenders that are considered a violent offender under MCLA 600.1060 (g) "Violent offender" means an individual who is currently charged with or has pled guilty to, or, if the individual is a juvenile, is currently alleged to have committed or has admitted responsibility for, an offense involving the death of or serious bodily injury to any individual, whether or not any of the circumstances are an element of the offense, or an offense that is criminal sexual conduct of any degree.
  • Comprehensive assessment must indicate need for treatment.
  • Available transportation or accessibility to public transportation.
  • Consideration will be given to Parole Hold.
  • Defendants with manufacture/delivery cases will be reviewed by the ATC team.
  • If otherwise eligible, may also be considered on a Violation of Probation if sentencing guidelines are 0-3 or above.
  • All final decisions for acceptance into the adult treatment court will be at the discretion of the ATC team. ​

Referral Source Process:

  • Court/Judicial System
  • MDOC Probation Department
  • Community Mental Health
  • Defense Attorney
  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • Pretrial Services Staff
  • Prosecutor
  • Other

Potential candidates for ATC may be referred directly to the ATC Probation Officer or the ATC-MHC Liaison. All potential referrals are screened for eligibility by the ATC Team.​

There is a $150 participation fee.

For additional information contact Jacqueline Howes-Evanson at 248-452-2154.