Drug Court

MISSION STATEMENT 

The mission of the Midland County Adult Drug Court is to enhance public safety as well as breaking the cycle of recidivism while reducing costs to the tax payers by providing a judicially supervised regimen of treatment and innovative case management to substance-dependent offenders with the goal of returning sober, productive, law-abiding citizens to society.


ABOUT THE MIDLAND COUNTY DRUG COURT 

The Midland County Drug Court was created to serve the needs of individuals charged with crimes related to substance abuse disorders.  The court is made of two tracks including the Adult Felony Drug Court and the Transitional Treatment Court.  Specialty Courts are a non-adversarial approach to the criminal justice system that brings together a team of professionals including Probation Officers, Counselors, Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys, and Law Enforcement.  Research has proven these types of courts work to return sober, crime free, productive community members all while saving the tax payers money.  Additional information on eligibility criteria and program requirements can be found here.  

View this flyer for more information on the Midland County Drug Court.

 

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

The Goals and Objectives of the Midland County Adult Drug Court are established to provide early drug and alcohol treatment and intervention for arrestees and offenders.  The six goals of the program are as follows:

GOAL #1: To provide early screening, assessment, and court intervention
GOAL #2: To provide effective Court supervision 
GOAL #3: To provide an integrated program of drug treatment, substance abuse              education, and rehab services
GOAL #4: To promote public safety by reducing recidivism
GOAL #5: To conserve community resources by reducing overcrowding in jails/prisons
GOAL #6: To develop partnerships with public agencies and community organizations to help educate public on addiction