Douglas County Drug Court
Judge Mark Simpson
The Douglas County Drug Court was established in January 2020 as a four-phase treatment program for adults who have been arrested or charged with a non-violent felony offense and are having difficulty staying substance-free.
The Drug Court is a collaboration among the Court, Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, Criminal Justice Services, Defense Attorneys, Local Law Enforcement, DCCCA and other community-based treatment providers.
Prospective program participants should consult with their Attorneys, who in turn will contact the District Attorney’s Office.
The mission of the Drug Court of Douglas County is to reduce recidivism of individuals with substance use disorder who are in the criminal justice system by offering community treatment and a therapeutic court setting.
- Reduce recidivism among Drug Court participants.
- Promote and enhance public safety.
- Provide accountability and alternatives to incarceration for those with substance use disorders.
- Engage the community in the recovery process through education and awareness of the addiction cycle.
By working together, the Team provides the participants with long-term treatment; judicial oversight; consistent, supportive supervision; objective measures of abstinence; and recovery skills necessary to maintain a substance-free lifestyle. The Team hopes to provide an alternative to incarceration that positively affects the participants and strengthens their family and the community.
Documents and Forms
The Drug Court Program team at the Recovery Walk on Sept. 21, 2021
Drug Court Departments
Criminal Justice Services
Drug Court - Contacts
|Shannon Young||Adult Services Supervisor||Criminal Justice Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Katrina Hayes||Diversion Coordinator||Criminal Justice Servicesemail@example.com|
|Shannon Bruegge||Adult Services Officer II - Drug Court||Criminal Justice Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org|