A New Form Of Justice
Drug Courts are a cost effective alternative to prison.
The criminal justice system works cooperatively with treatment and other service systems to provide an offender with all of the possible tools they need to lead a drug free, crime-free lifestyle.
Clay County Drug Court Goals
- Reduce recidivism of offenders with non-violent drug related offenses.
- Provide early intervention through intensive treatment and supervision.
- Reduce the number of probation revocations to the Department of Corrections.
- Provide a safer community for Clay County residents by successfully treating substance abusing felony offenders.
Who will be accepted into the program?
Eligibility for the program will be based upon previous criminal history, current pending charges and current use of substances.
Criteria used for the Clay County Drug Court will include non-violent felony offenders with substance abuse as an underlying cause of criminal behavior.
The program description is here.
For further information, contact:
|Jill Norris - Drug Court Coordinator||816-407-3969|
|Treatment Provider, Tri-County Mental Health Services||816-468-0400|
It takes community coordination and
collaboration to make a drug court work.