The Montgomery County Circuit Court Adult Drug Court is a comprehensive treatment program for adult offenders who have serious drug/alcohol-dependency problems. The goal of the program is to assist program participants to address the root cause of the problem – drug/alcohol addiction – and to end the cycle of addiction that leads to crime.
The Montgomery County Circuit Court Adult Drug Court Program is a voluntary program that offers offenders with drug/alcohol-dependency problems a new opportunity to break the chain of the cycle of drug/alcohol addiction and crime through intensive treatment and monitoring, as well as direct attention from the court.
The mission of the Adult Drug Court Program is to eliminate substance abuse, crime, and their consequence, by forging continuing partnerships with the court, health treatment providers, concerned community organizations and law enforcement. Leveraging its partnerships and authority, the court will direct substance-abusing offenders into evaluation and treatment to achieve personal responsibility and productive citizenship.
The program is a minimum of twenty (20) months and consists of four phases. The average length is 2 years but the actual time in the program will depend on a participant’s progress. Over the course of the participation in the Program, a participant will be involved in individual and group therapy, regular meetings with a Case Manager, random drug testing, case supervision and monitoring, and participation in regular sessions of the Drug Court.
The common goal is a participant’s graduation from the Program …and living a life free from his/her addiction.
To participate in the Program, an offender must be:
- An adult resident of Montgomery County, Maryland;
- Sanctioned and approved by the Office of the State’s Attorney for referral to the Drug Court Program as part of a binding plea agreement;
- Referred as a condition of a violation of probation;
- Assessed as a substance abuser; and,
- Fully capable of participating in Drug Court activities and programs.
Additional information about the Adult Drug Court Program is available from:
Adult Drug Court: Participant Handbook
- What are Drug Courts?
- What is the mission of the Adult Drug Court?
- Why develop a Drug Court? What problems does a Drug Court address?
- Who may make referrals to Drug Court?
- Is the program voluntary?
- Who is eligible for Drug Court enrollment?
- Is there a special docket for Drug Court cases?
- Are there fees for this program?
- How is the program structured?
- What is required to graduate from the Drug Court program?
- Can Drug Court participants be terminated from the program after enrollment?
- Which agencies are partnered with the Circuit Court in this program?
- How else do Drug Courts differ from traditional courts?
- What other information is available?
- What if I have additional questions about Drug Court programs at Montgomery County Circuit Court?
- Maryland Office of Problem Solving Courts -The Drug Treatment Court Commission, established in October, 2003 pursuant to the order of Chief Judge Robert M. Bell of the Maryland Court of Appeals.
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