Adult Drug Court
Adult drug courts are an alternative to incarceration that combine public health and public safety approaches to connect people involved in the justice system with individualized, evidence-based treatment and recovery support services. Adult drug courts are the most carefully studied and well-proven intervention in our nation’s history for leading people with substance use disorders out of the justice system and into lives of health and recovery. Extensive research shows adult drug courts are most successful with populations at high risk for committing new crimes or otherwise being unsuccessful under regular probation, and who have a high need for treatment and other recovery support services, but are unlikely to voluntarily continue these services long enough to benefit.
Douglas County Adult Drug Treatment Court’s mission is to reduce substance abuse and criminal behavior in order to promote the health and safety of the participants and the community by providing intensive supervision, support, and AODA treatment and services.
- Resident of Douglas County at least 18 years of age.
- Have a ‘moderate’ to ‘severe’ diagnosed substance use disorder according to DSM/ASAM diagnostic criteria.
- Be on supervision with the WI Dept. of Correction (assessed as ‘high risk’ and ‘high need’ according to their Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions (COMPAS) assessment tool.
- No current or pending convictions for misdemeanor or felony violent crimes and no prior convictions for felony violent crimes (see Wis. Stat. 165.95(1)(a) and Wis. Stat. 165.95(1)(b). https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/165/95 and https://cjcc.doj.wi.gov/sites/default/files/initiative/5%20TAD%20Violent%20Offender%20Decision%20Tree.pdf
- The Participant must agree to abide by the Treatment Court rules.
Douglas County Treatment Court disfavors program readmittance as well as the admittance of individuals with the following criminal history: 961.41(1) manufacture, distribution, or delivery or 961.41(1m) possession with the intent to manufacture, distribute or deliver a controlled substance or controlled substance analog. https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/961/IV/41?view=section
For more information or to apply, contact:
Jessy Prokosch (she, her, hers)
1316 N 14th Street Suite 400
Superior, WI 54880
Phone: (715) 395-7341 Fax: (715) 395-1370