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Phone: (415) 444-7070
Location: Civic Center, Hall of Justice, Room C-10
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Adult Drug Court

The mission of the Marin County Adult Drug Court is to improve lives that have been impacted by substance use, and to increase public safety by reducing the amount and frequency of drug related crime. The Court aims to reduce criminal recidivism by facilitating treatment and rehabilitation. The Court provides increased supervision to individuals with a substance use disorder involved in the criminal justice system, thereby returning individuals to the community better equipped to maintain their recovery and not engage in further criminal behavior.

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, case manager, and assessment specialist. Participants engage in self-help meetings and substance use treatment. Participants shall submit to urine analysis tests whenever ordered to do so and shall make regular court appearances. The program consists of 4 phases, each with its own set of legal, housing, vocational, and treatment requirements. The program typically takes about 12 months to complete successfully. When a participant graduates from the Adult Drug Court he or she may have drug related charges(s) dismissed, reduced, jail sentence stayed and/or probation terminated.

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 Dr. Suz Mitchell at Marin County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services at (415) 473-2543.

Therapeutic (Problem Solving) Courts

Marin has implemented Adult Drug Court and STAR (Mental Health) 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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