41-A District Court Specialty Court Programs

Drug Court as an Alternative Sentencing Option

Welcome to the 41-A District Court Sobriety Court Program. Who you are - and who you will become - are very important to us. We have looked at your past only to decide if you belong in this innovative, problem-solving court. Now, together, we will look to the future, to the positive changes you can make in your life as you successfully navigate our program.

 ABOUT TREATMENT COURTS

Treatment courts started in the late 1980’s in response to a firmly held belief that the traditional criminal justice system was not successfully handling drug-related cases. While these innovative courts vary widely in specific practices and procedures, all drug treatment courts share an underlying belief that addicted people can change if they are given the right tools, encouragement and supervision. They can beat their addiction.

Using court-supervised treatment, together with close supervision and frequent random drug testing, the members of a drug treatment court work as a unified team to help individuals change into drug and alcohol free, law-abiding citizens.

 The bottom line - treatment courts work and our Sobriety Court Program can work for you!

THE 41-A DISTRICT COURT SOBRIETY COURT PROGRAM IS NOT CURRENTLY OPERATIONAL, BUT HOPING TO ACCEPT ITS FIRST PARTICIPANTS DURING THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2022. IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM AND/OR QUALIFICATIONS, PLEASE REACH OUT TO THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT THROUGH CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER GADIOLI'S EMAIL. 

USEFUL LINKS

Sterling Heights Drug Free Coalition https://sterlingheightsdrugfree.wordpress.com/

Families Against Narcotics https://www.familiesagainstnarcotics.org/macomb

AA of Southeast Michigan https://aa-semi.org/

Sterling Heights Police Department Community Outreach and Resident Engagement Program https://www.sterling-heights.net/1549/CORE-Program

List of Drug and Sobriety Courts in the State of Michigan https://www.courts.michigan.gov/490c65/siteassets/court-administration/best-practices/psc/drugsobrietycourts.pdf

Macomb County Community Mental Health (ACCESS Center) Crisis Line 586-307-9100 https://www.mccmh.net/