What is Drug Court?
Drug Court is a judicially monitored five phase intervention program for adults involved in the Criminal Justice System due to non-violent, drug/alcohol motivated offences, who have a difficulty remaining clean and sober. It is a collaborative effort between Fond du Lac County, the circuit courts, DA, Public Defender, probation agent, treatment provider, police agencies, and coordinator
Drug Court is a minimum of 14 months, 5 phase program, that focuses on treatment and programs to instill accountability amongst participants.
The Drug Court Coordinator will complete an assessment once a joint agreement between the District’s Attorney’s Office, Defense Counsel, and the participant is signed and received.
Participants may also enter the program through a referral from the Department of Corrections.
Eligibility requirements for Fond du Lac County Drug Court
- Resident of Fond du Lac County and must be 18 years or older.
- Meet the DSM-V criteria for Alcohol/Drug Dependency
- Convicted of possession, use, sale of a controlled substance or drug/alcohol motived crime
- No prior felony convictions for violent crimes and/or prior felony convictions, as defined in 941.921 (1)(b), involving use of a dangerous weapon
Each applicant referred for possible participation in the program shall be interviewed and assessed by the Safe Neighborhoods Coordinator.
The Drug Court Participant must voluntarily agree to abide by the Drug Court Program rules.
Each Drug Court participant shall pay the sum of $750.00 to participate in the program. $250.00 of this amount can be earned by doing 25 hours of community service work above and beyond any other Drug Court requirements.
Drug Court Coordinator Contact Information:
Sarah Shockley, BAS, CSAC, IDP-AT
459 E 1st St
Fond du Lac, WI 54935