The Drug Court was implemented in 2009. The Drug Court program is a specialized docket responsible for handling non-violent felony drug/alcohol related cases through intensive treatment and supervision. It is a structured program where offenders will be given the opportunity to address their substance abuse issues while being closely monitored by the Judge and the rest of the Drug Court team. Participants will be required to follow specific expectations after pleading guilty to their offense.
It is the philosophy of the program that a comprehensive approach will be used to assist individuals in becoming responsible, contributing members of society. The program involves 12 months of intensive treatment, regular court appearances, submission to random drug screens, attendance at counseling sessions, regular meetings with probation officer, possible 12 step meeting attendance and other services such as personal counseling, community service, GED classes and vocational/education assistance.
The Wayne County Common Pleas Court constantly evaluates trends and shifts in adjudicated populations and develops specialized programming to best meet these trends. One methods of responding to these trends is through the development and administration of the following specialized program: