Drug CourtDRUG COURT WEBSITE INFORMATION
The mission of the Josephine County Drug Court is to promote public safety by reducing recidivism and criminal activity, providing for individuals to receive substance abuse treatment, assisting with the stability of the family unit and encouraging continued sobriety and community values.
Established March 1996, the Josephine County Drug Court is a court-supervised, comprehensive chemical dependence treatment program primarily for high risk/high need adult drug offenders. This voluntary out-patient program, which can last between 12 months to 18 months or more, centers on regular court appearances before the Drug Court Judge. Treatment includes drug testing, individual and group counseling sessions, education, involvement in the family component if applicable, and developing a support system. Each participant is on supervised probation. The court may require an individual to acquire a GED while in the program. Most are employed or attending college classes and have their driver’s license reinstated at graduation. Self-sufficiency goals are planned for each participant. Charges may be dismissed upon successful graduation.
Program eligibility is determined by the Deputy District Attorney based policy criteria. Interested parties should contact their attorney, probation officer or program coordinator for details.
As of March 20, 2015:
Program Coordinator –
- Graduates to date: 327
- Drug-free babies born to participants: 28
- Information about program requirements, orientations, viewing court sessions and scheduled graduation ceremonies