Therapeutic Specialty Courts
District Court Therapeutic Specialty Courts
Clark County District Court offers three Therapeutic Specialty Court programs, Substance Abuse Court, Veterans Court, and Mental Health Court. Therapeutic Specialty Court programs offer treatment and other recovery support services in Clark County to help participants treat underlying substance abuse, mental health and/or co-occurring disorders while under the supervision of the court. The mission for each program is simple: help participants to get re-established in the community; improve skills and self-sufficiency; reduce cycle of addiction and crime; and help restore and reunite families.
These programs are based on 10 key components of effective drug courts outlined by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Therapeutic Jurisprudence and evidence-based best practices in substance abuse treatment.
May is National Drug Court Month:
We’re celebrating 30 years of treatment courts from 1989-2019. The Board of County Councilors will be reading a proclamation for Drug Court Month 2019. Please join us at 6pm on Tuesday, May 7, in the sixth-floor hearing room in the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. The event is free and open to the public.
Clark County District Court therapeutic courts participants and team members will be planting “recovery rocks” throughout the community. Be on the lookout for these messages of hope and encouragement during the month of May.
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The Clark County Superior Court Drug Court will mark its 20-year anniversary at an upcoming celebration. The event will be noon-1:15 pm Thursday, May 2, in the sixth-floor hearing room in the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. The event is free and open to the public. Come hear from former graduates and witness the success and transformations made over the years, meet the Drug Court team, and enjoy light refreshments.
The event will honor May as National Drug Court Month. Honorable James E. Rulli will receive special recognition for pioneering the implementation of the Clark County Drug Court in 1999.
According to the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, drug courts are the single most successful criminal justice intervention for seriously addicted offenders. Learn more at www.allrise.org.
Opt-In Forms for Attorneys
TSC Forms for Participants
More Information on District Court Programs
DUI Court brochure (PDF)
For more information about any of the Therapeutic Specialty Courts, please contact Beth Robinson at (564) 397-2431 or email Beth.Robinson@clark.wa.gov.