The mission of the Circuit Court for Prince George's County Adult Drug Court Program is to employ innovative, judicial supervision with the purpose to decrease drug-related crime and violence, reduce incarceration, provide need-specific treatment and services for substance abusers, and thereby enhance the quality of life for the individual and the community.
The Adult Drug Court Program is a supervised, sanction-based, comprehensive treatment program for non-violent offenders referred to Adult Drug Court by their defense attorney. If deemed eligible, the defendants would enter the program voluntarily. Participants are required to attend regular hearings before the Presiding Judge, maintain a daily curfew, participate in mandatory substance abuse treatment and undergo frequent drug testing all while benefitting from support and guidance from the entire Drug Court team in setting goals to focus on a life of sobriety and become a productive, law abiding citizen.
Drug Court FAQs
--Special docket designated for Drug Court participants
--Target population is non-violent, drug offenders identified as struggling with substance abuse addiction
--Must be a resident of Prince George's County
--Four phase, sanction and inventive based program model