Jackson County Community Justice, in partnership with local providers and the Jackson County Circuit Courts, supervise individuals in three different treatment courts.
Recovery Opportunity Court
"Recovery Opportunity Court" (ROC) exists to reduce recidivism and help those struggling with a substance abuse disorder. ROC includes treatment counseling, a support network, as well as regular monitoring and supervision. The ROC team includes a Judge, a District Attorney, a Defense Attorney, a Probation Officer, Treatment Providers, and a Court Coordinator.
The program begins with an assessment of each individual's risks and needs. Individuals attend weekly court hearings with the ROC Judge and team. The team meets weekly before court to discuss individuals' progress, successes, and struggles. Rewards and sanctions are used to help individuals reach personal and community goals.
Community Family Court
"Community Family Court" (CFC) is a family treatment court designed to strengthen families. CFC provides services for individuals and families who have an active child-welfare dependency case and struggle with a substance abuse disorder. Through the use of interventions and treatment, CFC helps individuals make positive changes in their lives.
Once accepted to CFC, individuals attend regular court hearings with the CFC Judge and team. The CFC team includes a Judge, the Family Nurturing Center, DHS Self-Sufficiency Family Coach, a Defense Attorney, a District Attorney, a Child Welfare caseworker, a Probation Officer, a CASA volunteer, treatment providers, and a Court Coordinator. The support, structure, and accountability help individuals reach personal goals and reunite their families.
Mental Health Court
Mental Health Court (MHC) is a treatment-focused program of intensive court supervision. It is for individuals facing criminal charges in Jackson County as a result of their unmanaged Mental Health Diagnosis. The goal is to help the individual achieve lasting stability, so that they are less likely to reoffend. In MHC an individual will follow a treatment plan that includes medication management, substance use monitoring, individual therapy and groups, skills training, case management, and community integration.
Community Justice Today - Enhanced Treatment Supports
When an individual enters the legal system, they often have underlying issues that led them to this point. Jackson County’s Community Justice Department has a Treatment Referral program to help address those issues and connect clients with the care they need.
Community Justice Today - Medically Assisted Drug Treatment
The Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program may seem like a novel approach to drug treatment, but it has actually been around for a while. Watch this video to learn more.
Treatment Court Contact:
John Watson, Deputy Director