| What is Drug Court?
Drug Courts are a recent phenomena within our criminal justice system.
The emergence of these new courts reflect growing recognition on the
part of judges, prosecutors and defense counsel that traditional
criminal justice methods of incarceration, probation or supervised
parole have not stemmed the tide of criminal activity by drug addicted
Drug Court is a special court charged with the responsibility of
handling cases involving drug-addicted offenders. This is accomplished
through an extensive supervision and treatment program. Drug Court has
the power to offer an individual an alternative to traditional court
if they successfully complete a Drug Court supervised treatment. For
"graduates" of the program, the court may dismiss the original charge,
lessen the sentence, or offer a lesser penalty.