Adult Treatment Court

Mission


Under Judicial supervision, the mission of the Calvert County Adult Treatment Court is to enhance the well-being and safety of the community through heightened treatment and supervision of substance abusing offenders, providing comprehensive services with the goal of breaking the cycle of abuse.

Program Goals


  • Help offenders achieve sobriety and become productive citizens
  • Provide the judicial process an alternative to incarceration
  • Reduce crime and recidivism

Drug Court Team


  • Treatment Court Judge
  • Treatment Court Coordinator
  • Treatment Court Case Manager
  • Representative from the State's Attorney's Office
  • Representative from the Public Defender's Office
  • Representative from the Division of Parole and Probation
  • Representative(s) from the Calvert County Health Department
  • Representative(s) from Calvert Substance Abuse Services 

Eligibility Criteria


A. Offense and Offender Qualifiers
1. Calvert County residents who are 18 years of age or older;
2. Nonviolent offender with substantial jail exposure; and
3. Diagnosis of substance dependency.
B. Offense and Offender Disqualifiers
Conviction for:
CDS distribution for profit, arson, assault - first degree, kidnapping, manslaughter, homicide, rape in any degree, robbery, robbery with a dangerous weapon, carjacking, armed carjacking, sexual offense in any degree, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony or other crime of violence, child abuse in the first or second degree, sexual abuse of a minor continuing course of conduct with minor, child pornography - possession or distribution.
An attempt to commit any of the crimes listed above.

Program Phases


The Program consists of four phases of case management. There is a gradual decrease in the level of treatment services and supervision as the participant progresses in recovery. The participant must complete all the requirements of a phase of treatment before being eligible to progress to the next phase or graduation. The minimum time needed to complete the program is 540 days

Phase 1 is a 16 week period that provides the participant with the structure needed to begin building a solid foundation of success. The requirements are:
  • Keep ALL scheduled appointments;
  • Submit to drug/alcohol testing minimum 2 times per week;
  • Attend treatment as outlined in the individual plan;
  • Attend weekly meeting with the case manager as outlined in the individual plan;
  • Comply with Probation requirements;
  • Appear in Court as scheduled;
  • Achieve 30 days consecutive clean time before moving into the next phase;
Phase 2 requirements (16 weeks) are:
  • Keep ALL scheduled appointments;
  • Submit to drug/alcohol testing minimum 1 times per week;
  • Use best efforts to maintain/obtain stable, sober housing;
  • Maintain/obtain or actively seek employment and/or school;
  • Attend meetings with case manager as scheduled;
  • Comply with Probation requirements;
  • Appear in Court as scheduled;
  • Achieve 60 days consecutive clean time before moving into the next phase;
Phase 3 requirements (20 weeks) are:
  • Keep ALL scheduled appointments;
  • Submit to random drug/alcohol testing;
  • Use best efforts to maintain/obtain stable, sober housing;
  • Progress toward completion of case management plan;
  • Comply with Probation requirements;
  • Appear in Court as scheduled;
  • Pay applicable fines and fees according to ability to pay;
  • Achieve 120 days consecutive clean time before moving into the next phase;
Phase 4 requirements (20 weeks) are:
  • Keep ALL scheduled appointments;
  • Submit to random drug/alcohol testing;
  • Use best efforts to maintain/obtain stable, sober housing;
  • Maintain employment and/or school;
  • Comply with Probation requirements;
  • Appear in Court as scheduled;
  • Complete all aftercare requirements;
  • Pay applicable fines and fees;
  • Achieve 180 days consecutive clean time before graduation