Civic Center, Hall of Justice, Room C-10
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, Proposition 36 Court, STAR (Mental Health) Court and Family Violence Court. For more information
on these programs, please click on the links below.
The Marin Youth Court is an example of a restorative court program. For more information on Youth Court, please