Red Deer Drug Treatment Court (DTC)
DTCs are specialized courts designed to reduce substance abuse, crime and recidivism through a collaborative process of intensive judiciary supervision and community rehabilitation. DTCs provide the focus and leadership to bring together criminal justice, treatment, and community partners by supporting non-violent offenders facing a substantial jail sentence to become contributing members of society thus creating safer communities. This process involves integrating addictions treatment services with justice system case processing that holds the Program Participant accountable through regular court appearances, random and regular drug screening, progressive sanctions and rewards that reinforce participation and engagement, treatment attendance and ongoing therapeutic supports. Each Program Participant has a unique case plan tailored by a community case management team to ensure the Program Participant has the best opportunity to succeed.
The primary goal of the DTC is the protection of the respective community, and ensuring it is accomplished in balance with the rehabilitation of Program Participants. DTCs accomplish this goal through the provision of the following Services:
- Judicial supervision of the Program Participants involved in the DTC;
- Comprehensive substance abuse treatment to Program Participants;
- Random and regular urinalysis testing on Program Participants;
- Incentives & sanctions for Program Participant actions, in keeping with the DTC model;
- Coordinated case management for Program Participants;
- Social services support for Program Participants.