Drug Court Program

The Lee County Adult Drug Court has been established as a cooperative effort by the Lee County Probation Dept, the Judges and the State's Attorney's Office to offer intensive rehabilitation services to non violent adult felons who have been identified by drug treatment professional; as having significant problems with drugs and/or alcohol. The drug court offers an array of comprehensive services including intensive treatment, random and frequent drug screens, enhanced supervision and active judicial supervision. These services act concurrently with sanctions for violations and recognition and rewards for progress within the program.

 

The Mission
The mission of the Lee County Drug Court is to lower the effects of drug related crimes and costs to the community, by assessing and directing individuals with substance abuse problems into the judicial supervision of treatment with a goal of developing substance free, productive citizens and thereby breaking the cycle of criminal recidivism.

 

The Goal
The Drug Courts goals are: To protect the public safety and public property of reducing the recidivism rate of drug court participants; to produce an expedited system response to substance abusing offenders by accelerating the court process and treatment access; and to produce productive citizens who have a legal source of income or who enrolled in school.

 

THE DRUG COURT PROGRAM CONSISTS OF MINIMUM OF 52 WEEKS OF TREATMENT WHICH MAY INCLUDE, IN-PATIENT, RESIDENTIAL OR OUTPATIENT TREATMENT COMPONENTS, FOLLOWED BY AFTERCARE.

The program is divided into four phases which the participant will advance through dependant upon their compliance and desire to work the program. Upon successful completion of the four phases, participants will be considered for graduation from the program.

Participants Must Remain Clean and Sober to Successfully Complete the Program.