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Phone: (415) 444-7070
Email: criminal@marincourt.org
Location: Civic Center, Hall of Justice, Room C-10
Office Hours: 8:00am - 3:00pm


Adult Drug Court

Adult Drug Court is an intensive court-supervised program, which offers highly structured outpatient treatment alternatives to certain non-violent offenders. This voluntary program is offered to defendants after they plead guilty in court. Participation in Adult Drug Court requires defendants to make regular court appearances before a judicial officer, who works with a team comprised of attorneys and drug treatment professionals. This court program is designed to give offenders an opportunity to take responsibility for their actions and change their lives.

The Adult Drug Court Team includes a judicial officer, probation officer, deputy district attorney, deputy public defender, and treatment providers who provide clinical assessments and drug and counseling services.

Participants in the Adult Drug Court are required to meet regularly with a probation officer; participate in self-help programs, drug treatment, and counseling; submit to urine analysis tests whenever required to do so; and make regular court appearances. The Program consists of 4 phases, each with its own set of legal, housing, vocational, and treatment requirements. The program takes a minimum of 13 months to complete successfully. When a participant graduates from the Adult Drug Court he or she may have the drug related case dismissed or jail sentence stayed and probation terminated.

The Adult Drug Court philosophy is premised on the belief that individuals with substance abuse problems can overcome these challenges through intensive judicial supervision, paired with substance abuse treatment. Active and sincere participation in the program will reward participants with an opportunity to turn their lives around and to create opportunities not only to improve the quality of their lives, but to maximize their successful reintegration into the community as sober and productive citizens.

For a description of Adult Drug Court, how the program works and what is required of participants, please click here to see the Adult Drug Court participant brochure.

To obtain further information, please contact Paula Glodowski-Valla at Marin County Alcohol and Drug Services at (415) 473-6403.

Therapeutic (Problem Solving) Courts

Marin has implemented Adult Drug Court, Juvenile Drug Court, STAR (Mental Health) Court and Family Violence Court. For more information on these programs, please click on the links below.


Restorative Courts

The Marin Youth Court is an example of a restorative court program. For more information on Youth Court, please click here.
 
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