The Adult Treatment Court applies
alternative judicial proceedings to chemically abusing and dependent 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 substance abuse or dependence, a customized treatment and
rehabilitative plan is developed for each participant. In addition
to regular therapy to address substance abuse/dependence,
participants are subjected to frequent random drug and alcohol screens. Weekly
meetings with the probation officer, frequent sessions with the judge and attendance
at recovery support meetings such as AA, NA or Smart Recovery 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 amongst other eligibility criteria. You may contact the Drug Treatment Court by email at OCTreatmentCourts@oakgov.com
for additional information.