Adult Drug Court Treatment Program

How to Apply

Call the Drug Court Coordinator at  240-777-9141

Documents To Bring

Photo identification, copy of any insurance cards (including Medical Assistance and Primary Adult Care) and proof of residence (may be mail containing the home address or a letter from the landlord)

Eligibility Requirements

County residents 18 years of age and older who are non-violent, substance-abusing offender, facing a violation of probation charge before the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, and approved or sanctioned by the Office of the State's Attorney

Fees and Payments

Fees are charged for services. Maryland Medicaid (MA) and Pharmacy Adult Care (PAC) are accepted. For uninsured individuals, a sliding scale is available to determine the fees, but requires proper documentation of income and size of household is required. No one is refused services due to inability to pay.


1. Is this a confidential service?

Yes, all information provided to Adult Drug Court Treatment staff, as well as the services provided, are completely confidential and cannot be released to others without the written consent of the client. There are a few exceptions to this rule, which Drug Court staff will explain when pursuing services at Drug Court Treatment.

2.  What is required to complete or graduate from the program?

  • Successfully complete all of the program and probation requirements including all restitution and costs;
  • Satisfactorily complete community service and other program assignments;
  • Successfully complete nine months  of sobriety
  •  Receive a positive recommendation for graduation by the Drug Court Team;
  • Receive the approval of the Drug Court Judge; and
  • Complete a continuing care/aftercare plan with the Case Manager

3. Can Drug Court participants be terminated from the program after admission?

Yes. Enrollment and participation in the Montgomery County Circuit Court Adult Drug Court is an opportunity for an offender to overcome his/her dependence on drugs and/or alcohol. Through successful completion of the Drug Court Program, offenders will overcome their addiction and avoid future criminal activity. Offenders may be disqualified from program entry, continuation or graduation if it is in the interests of the community and/or the credibility of the Drug Court Program to do so. Although it is difficult to identify every circumstance that may lead to program disqualification, examples include:

  • Committing a crime of violence, or the Drug Court Team becoming aware of behavior that is violent or threatening to the safety of others;
  • Co-occurring disordered individuals whose mental illness is so severe to prevent active and full participation in the Drug Court Program;
  • Demonstrated lack of capacity or willingness to engage in treatment and comply with the conditions of probation imposed by the Drug Court;
  • Continuing criminal activity while under the supervision of the Drug Court;
  • Acts of violence while under the supervision of the Drug Court Program. Special emphasis will be placed on any violence, or threats of violence, that occur in the participant’s home, place of work, or at treatment centers/programs.

4. Can anyone refer an individual to the Adult Drug Court program?

Referrals for the Adult Drug Court program come from probation agents, judges, public defenders, and private attorneys. However, anyone can contact the Drug Court Coordinator, about participating in the programs

5. What is a Drug Court?

A Drug Court is defined as "a special court given the responsibility to handle cases involving drug-addicted offenders through an extensive supervision and treatment program (  National Association of Drug Court Professionals , 2001). In Montgomery County, Drug Courts are collaborative partnerships sponsored by the Montgomery County Circuit Court with other law enforcement agencies, the health treatment system, and program participants to end the cycle of addiction that leads to crime.

Through an intensive treatment and supervision program, eligible offenders in violation of the terms of their probation are enrolled in the Drug Court, and continued on conditions of probation that reflect the highly intensive interventions of the Drug Court. Through combinations of intensive treatment, case management, regular court appearances, drug and alcohol monitoring, and community participation, participants are given an opportunity to engage in a therapeutic process to end their abuse of alcohol and other addictive substances, and to avoid new entries to the criminal justice system. Through the effective intervention of the Drug Court Team, program participants can live as contributing, productive members of their communities. 

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