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NCJ Number: 166919 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Court, Placer County, California
Corporate Author: Placer Cty Drug Court
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 85
Sponsoring Agency: Placer Cty Drug Court
Auburn, CA 95603
Sale Source: Placer Cty Drug Court
11542 B Avenue
Auburn, CA 95603
United States of America
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These materials describe and present the procedures and forms for the drug court in Placer County (Calif.); the court began operation on September 13, 1995.
Abstract: The program aims to keep low-level offenders who have drug problems from crowding the courts and the jails. The program is a joint effort among the Placer County Courts, the Placer County District Attorney, the Placer County Adult System of Care, the Public Defender's Office, the Placer County Sheriff's Department, and the Placer County Probation Department. Each of the three tracks is designed for drug-addicted defendants who are facing charges related to drug use. Defendants plead guilty to charges and enter an appropriate program of drug treatment. Tracks I and II are deferred entry-of-judgment programs. Charges are dismissed following the individual's successful completion of the contract. Track III is a pilot project. It is a post-sentencing program; participants enter it as an alternative sentence to jail. Guidelines and program forms
Main Term(s): Drug treatment programs
Index Term(s): Alternative court procedures; California; Judicial diversion
Note: DCC
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