Drug Court in Washington, D.C.

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The program interviewed the Honorable Gregory Jackson, Associate Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia who presides over the Drug Court program and “Gene,” a graduate of the program.

The Superior Court Drug Intervention Program (“Drug Court”) is a special court calendar designed to handle cases involving substance dependant or addicted defendants with nonviolent misdemeanor and low-level felony charges. The Drug Court is managed by the Pretrial Services Agency. The program offers participants a comprehensive approach to address their addiction or dependency. Drug Court includes supervision, drug testing, treatment services, and immediate sanctions and incentives.

The website for the DC Courts is http://www.dccourts.gov/internet/ ; the courts’ webpage on Drug Court is: http://www.dccourts.gov/internet/public/aud_criminal/drugcourt.jsf .

Transcript at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2015/03/superior-courts-drug-court-program-in-washington-d-c/

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Welcome to DC Public Safety – Radio and Television shows on crime, criminal offenders and the criminal justice system.

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We welcome your comments or suggestions at leonard.sipes@csosa.gov or at Twitter at http://twitter.com/lensipes.

The program interviews Judge Milton Lee and Judge Melvin Wright of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Both addressed the need for and application of special courts and the expected results as to protecting public safety.

Examples of special courts include:

  1. Housing Court
  2. Prostitution Court
  3. Fathering Court
  4. Drug Courts (one each for adult and juvenile populations)
  5. Mental Health Court
  6. Community Court (in two sections of the city)
  7. Traffic Court

The website for the Superior Court is http://dccourts.gov

The website for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency is www.csosa.gov.

Transcript available at https://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2011/05/special-courts-in-washington-d-c-dc-public-safety-radio/

The program is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes.

Comments offered on “DC Public Safety” television and radio programs are the opinions of participants and do  not necessarily represent the  policies of CSOSA or other government agencies.

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Drug Courts in Washington, D.C. “DC Public Safety”

Welcome to DC Public Safety – Radio and Television shows on crime, criminal offenders and the criminal justice system.

See http://media.csosa.gov for our television shows, blog and transcripts.

We welcome your comments or suggestions at leonard.sipes@csosa.gov or at Twitter at http://twitter.com/lensipes.

The program interviews Carline Claudomir and Amanda Rocha, both Community Supervision Officers (known elsewhere as parole and probation agents). Both addressed probation drug court in Washington, D.C. The Superior Court of the District of Columbia operates drug courts in D.C. See http://www.dccourts.gov/.

Drug court in D.C. involves offenders on probation with substance abuse backgrounds. The program offers treatment and an array of additional programs. Problems during supervision mandate immediate intermediate sanctions (including incarceration for short periods of time). Successful completion of the program could result in early termination of probation.

There is a pretrial version of drug court via CSOSA’s sister agency; the District of Columbia Pretrial Services Agency. Both are federal, executive branch agencies.

For additional information on drug courts, see www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/enforce/drugcourt.html

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2011/01/drug-courts-in-washington-d-c-%e2%80%9cdc-public-safety%e2%80%9d/

The website for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency is www.csosa.gov.

The program is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes.

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