The Adult Treatment Court Team includes Officer Chris Weldon, Anna Cooling, District Attorney, Judge Sandra Miller, Pam Bliss, Volunteer Coordinator, Mariah Emond, Treatment Provider, Elaine Lange, Drug Testing, Juan Gallegos, Probation Officer and Lisa Tullio, Resource Coordinator. Not pictured: Steven Schultz, Attorney. Prior to Thursday's weekly Adult Treatment Drug Court, the Treatment Team meets to discuss each client's progress and challenges. A system of awards and sanctions are given based on the client's weekly performance.
Adult Treatment Court Drug Free Delta County works alongside District Judge Sandra Miller’s Adult Treatment Court to reintegrate drug-addicted clients back into society as functioning, productive members of our community. This opportunity to participate in “Drug Court,” as opposed to serving a prison sentence, affords the client a chance to keep his/her family intact while tackling his sobriety. Positive results are achieved through therapeutic substance abuse treatment, weekly court appearances, random drug testing, daily journaling in a planner and a comprehensive sober social activities calendar.
Adult Treatment Court’s results are remarkable with a low 13.6% recidivism rate for graduating clients. Over the course of the program, DFDC has served over 500 clients and family members between both courts. (Incarceration is the most common form of substance abuse treatment in the United States, costing upwards of $40,000 per year, per client. As an approach to treatment, it has a very poor success rate. One month of traditional in-patient substance abuse treatment, not including follow-up recovery support services, costs anywhere between $7,000 to $25,000 per client. Drug-Free Delta County’s cost per year, per client is approximately $2,900.00.
Drug Court Graduations Graduation from Delta County's Drug Courts is cause for much celebration! After completing 18-plus months of highly structured living, the client begins a new life, free from addiction and the negative behaviors of their past. The courtroom is decorated and friends, family and staff applaud the accomplishments of the graduate.
Family Treatment Court Drug Free Delta County works alongside District Judge Charles Greenacre’s Family Treatment Court to reintegrate drug-addicted clients into the community and reunite them with their families. Family Treatment Court deals with individuals who have lost custody of their children due in large part to their addiction. The primary goal is to re-establish sobriety and reunify the family. Positive results are achieved through the same program features as Adult Treatment Court with the same timeline.
Community Treatment Panel While Drug Free Delta County has worked consistently over the past six years through the Delta County Treatment Courts and law enforcement, this past year has seen the emergence of a new program to treat the community at large. This program, REACH FOR RECOVERY, provides community individuals with access to this already proven successful program. Through the Community Treatment Panel, the individual does NOT have to be arrested to participate.
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