Humboldt County Adult Drug Court


The Humboldt County Adult Drug Court program is a collaboration between Humboldt County Probation, Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drug programs branch and the Superior Court. The program also relies heavily on partnership with a multitude of local service providers. The program is supported by monies from the county General Fund, state Alcohol and Drug Programs and a federal Local Law Enforcement Block Grant. The program works in a coordinated team approach to provide judicial oversight, community supervision, case management and drug treatment to felony non-violent adult criminal offenders. Each offender undergoes an alcohol and drug assessment and is referred to an appropriate treatment program.

Participants are provided community supervision, drug testing, substance abuse education and treatment and other social service referrals to help them more fully integrate into the community and deal with substance use / abuse related issues. Initially participants appear in court weekly, are tested for drug use from one to three times a week, and attend treatment programs as directed. As participants progress through the program, weekly requirements diminish. The third level of supervision requires only monthly court appearances and random testing.

Following completion of court ordered treatment and other probation requirements, participants may petition the Court to be terminated from probation or will be transferred to a regular Adult Field Supervision caseload.

The felony drug court calendar is called on Mondays and Thursdays at 1 p.m.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • Current felony conviction with no history of convictions for a violent crime
  • Court ordered supervised probation
  • History of alcohol and / or substance abuse
  • Ordered by the Court to participate in Drug Court