Options: The Power to Choose
is our family-focused juvenile drug treatment court
, which provides specialized intensive services to youth who are non-violent, repeat offenders who have been charged with drug, alcohol or related offenses.
After being assessed as severely substance abusing or chemically dependent, youth are provided with weekly judicial supervision, intensive drug treatment, frequent random drug testing, and regular probationary counseling in the Options program
. Youth are also expected to attend AA or NA meetings as assigned and to conform to the rules of their individual households.
Consequences are administered quickly for non-compliance with court expectations and can include imposition of curfew, community service hours, letters of apology, loss of privileges, home detention, and even short-term incarceration.
Rewards are also provided to encourage improvements in self-discipline and performance. These can include increases in freedom, gift certificates, food, field trips and significant public praise. Supports are provided for getting and keeping a job, and remaining and performing appropriately in school.
Families of participants are expected to be thoroughly involved in the drug court process.
For more information about the Options program
, contact Corene Munro