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Recovery Court (Adult Drug Court - RC)

Recovery Court is the 1st Judicial District’s Adult Drug Court and began in June of 2009. It is a 24-month program that addresses substance dependency and criminal behavior utilizing a collaborative problem-solving court model. 

Click here to access the Recovery Court Program Handbook for an overview of the program and information on the team, phases, requirements, sanctions, incentives, and more!

Click here to access a Quick Program Review Sheet .  This sheet highights important information before agreeing to a sentence to Recovery Court. 

Goals of the Program

The goals of the 1st Judicial District Recovery Court (RC) are to:
1. Improve treatment access, engagement and completion
2. Increase public safety and reduce recidivism rates
3. Enhance overall life satisfaction and stability
4. Improve behavioral health and wellness outcomes
5. Improve system effectiveness and efficiency

Target Population and Program Eligibility

The 1st Judicial District County Recovery Court targets high risk, high need participants. These are person with significant histories of substance abuse and prior treatment and supervision failures who are at high risk for engaging in criminal behavior due to their chemical dependence. Participants must agree to discontinue all mood altering substances that are not prescribed by a physician and approved by the Recovery Court team. To be eligible for referral the offender must either be: 

  1.  Convicted of a new felony offense and in need of intensive substance abuse treatment; or
  2.  Under probation revocation from regular adult supervision for a felony offense.


Entry Process

Eligible offenders will be referred for screening by either the Court or the Investigating Probation Officer on a new felony case or by the supervising officer if under probation revocation.

1. Participant signs RC release of information.
2. Supervising or Investigating PO completes specialized programs screening form.
3. Probation submits RC screen to Court Coordinator and District Attorney to be reviewed for eligiliblity.
4. Results will be forwarded to the Court and probation.
5. The sentencing Judge can refer Participant to Division S to be sentenced to RC.


For more information, please contact the Problem-Solving Court Coordinators, Russell Marsitto or Brigitte Smith:  

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