Treatment Court


Clinton County Treatment Court was created as an alternative to incarceration to address the specific treatment needs of the substance abusing individuals involved in the Clinton County criminal justice system. A Treatment Court is “a specially designed court calendar or docket, the purposes of which are to achieve a reduction in recidivism and substance abuse among nonviolent substance abusing offenders and to increase the offender’s likelihood of successful habilitation through early, continuous, and intense judicially supervised treatment, mandatory periodic drug testing, community supervision, and use of appropriate sanctions and other habilitation services” (Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2005, p. 3). The Clinton County Treatment Court closely supervises a participant for a minimum of three (3) years to increase the likelihood of success. Typically a participant has a minimum of one (1) year of active participation in Treatment Court followed by one (1) year of aftercare programming.

PDF icon Clinton County Treatment Court Policy and Procedure ManualPDF icon Clinton County Treatment Court Application