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Specialty Courts

Drug Court

The District Department of Correctional Services, in conjunction with the Third Judicial District Juvenile Court Services, has designed and implemented the Community Drug Court in Woodbury and Plymouth Counties.  These programs are designed to provide services to both adults and juveniles who have been referred by the County Attorney’s Office, Juvenile Court Services, defense attorneys, adult Probation/Parole Officers, or the Court.

Cases deemed appropriate for Drug Court involve individuals who engage in non-violent delinquent or criminal behavior, which is driven by a substance abuse problem.  The primary charge does not have to involve substance abuse but the over-riding issue must be either alcohol or substance abuse.

Woodbury County ReferralsPlymouth County Referrals
Sara Anderson, PPOIIAnthony Thomas, PPOII

Find forms and documents related to Drug Court below.

Drug Court Brochure





Veterans’ Treatment Court

The program provides a means to divert eligible veteran participants from the traditional criminal justice system and provide them support and rehabilitation through comprehensive substance abuse and/or mental health treatment; education; and community resources, all while being judicially monitored.

Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) is a made up of an extensive collaboration of dedicated partners, including criminal justice, federal veterans’ agencies, and local community veterans’ organizations.  The target population includes military veterans who have been charged with criminal offense(s) and who are identified with substance dependency and/or serious mental health issues.

Veterans’ Court Referrals
Anthony Thomas, PPOII

Find forms and documents related to Veterans’ Court below.

VTC Application