Drug Court Issues
What Happens If?
York County Drug Treatment Court is a diversionary program
that provides for the
supervision and treatment of non-violent offenders who are
chemically dependant. The primary goal is to graduate clean and sober,
socially responsible citizens by providing therapeutic
interventions and Court imposed requirements.
Court Facts:78% of those incarcerated in America have a
substance abuse problem.
Drug Treatment Court is a voluntary program that
includes weekly appearances before a DTC Judge, intense drug
rehabilitation services and frequent drug testing to monitor the
DTC separates non-violent offenders with
substance abuse problems from the more violent offenders who
Recidivism of DTC participants is substantially
lower than that of offenders who do not participate in DTC
DTC generates cost savings from reduced
jail/prison time, reduced criminality and lower criminal justice
system cost. There is an estimated $10 savings for every $1
spent on Drug Treatment Court.
For more information concerning Drug Courts,
please read the National Association of Drug Court Professionals
The Facts brochure.