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Why Drug Court?
Adult Drug Court allows for corrective action to be taken by interrupting the repetitive cycle through rehabilitation. Drug Court saves taxpayer dollars in several ways:
- Treatment costs are less than jail
- Less crime to support a habit
- Reduced insurance costs
- Healthy parent able to care for his/her own children
But most of all, Drug Court treats the problem, not the symptoms. Drug Court is strictly voluntary and an individual must meet a screening by the Drug Court Board to be accepted into the program.
The Campbell County Drug Court Team encourages participants to:
- Remain clean & sober
- Accept responsibility & contribute to sobriety
- Obtain & maintain employment
- Deal with underlying counseling issues
- Build family & personal relationships
- Become productive, contributing members of the community
Procedure for Acceptance into Adult Drug Court
FOLLOWING AN ARREST:
- A candidate expresses interest in the program.
- There must be at least one Felony drug or alcohol offense.
- The offender meets one-on-one with the Drug Court Assistant, who explains the program and conducts an initial screening.
- Candidate completes questionnaire which is reviewed by the Drug Court Assistant.
- If meets initial screening, presented to Operational Team for acceptance.
- If accepted, candidate meets with the presiding Judge who makes the final decision.
- Initial appearance in Drug Court.
FOLLOWING TEAM APPROVAL:
- The offender appears before the Drug Court Magistrate for Drug Court.
- The Judge provides a description of Drug Court.
- Rewards & sanctions of the program are reviewed.
- The offender must be willing to make a commitment to program.
- Sentencing imposed by the District Court Judge.
- Sentencing will include Intensive Supervised Probation.
- The offender must be employed or be seeking employment.
- Drug/alcohol treatment/counseling mandatory.
- Attendance at Alcoholics or Narcotics Anonymous is also required.
The Campbell County Adult Drug Court Program is a collaborative effort among various agencies and departments, including: Judge Paul Phillips, the Adult Drug Court Staff, the County Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office, Department of Corrections Probation & Parole, Treatment Provider, Campbell County Sheriff’s Department, and Gillette Police Department.
Campbell County Adult Drug Court Team
- The Honorable Paul Phillips, District Court Judge
- Doug Marler - Drug Court Assistant
- Jonathan Mau – Probation Officer
- Deputy County Attorney
- Probation & Parole
- Public Defender's Office
- Treatment Provider
- Campbell County Sheriff’s Department