|Colquitt County Treatment Court Services
Ten Key Components of Drug Court Services
Key Component One: Drug Courts integrate alcohol and
other drug treatment services with justice system case
Key Component Two: Using a non-adversarial approach,
prosecution and defense counsel promote public safety
while protecting participants' due process rights.
Key Component Three: Eligible participants are identified
early and promptly placed into the drug court program.
Key Component Four: Drug Courts provide access to a
continuum of alcohol, drug and other related treatment
and rehabilitation services.
Key Component Five: Abstinence is monitored by
frequent alcohol and other drug testing.
Key Component Six: A coordinated strategy governs drug
court responses to participants' compliance.
Key Component Seven: Ongoing judicial interaction with
drug court participant is essential.
Key Component Eight: Monitoring and evaluation measure
the achievement of program goals and gauge
Key Component Nine: Continuing interdisciplinary
education promotes effective drug court planning,
implementation and operations.
Key Component Ten: Forging partnerships among drug
courts, public agencies and community-based
organizations generates local support and enhances drug
court program effectiveness.
Ten Key Components of Mental Health Services
Key Component One: A broad base group of stakeholders
representing the criminal justice, mental health, substance
abuse treatment and other related systems guides the
administration of the Court.
Key Component Two: Eligibility criteria address public safety
and considers a community's treatment capacity.
Key Component Three: Participants are identified, referred, and
accepted into mental health courts, and then linked to
community-based service providers as quickly as possible.
Key Component Four: Terms of participation are clear, promote
public safety, facilitate the defendant's engagement in treatment
and provide for positive legal outcome for positive legal
outcomes for those individuals who successfully complete the
Key Component Five: Defendants fully understand the program
requirements before agreeing to participate in a mental health
Key Component Six: Mental Health Courts connect participants
to comprehensive and individualized treatment supports and
services in the community.
Key Component Seven: Health and legal information should be
shared in a way that protects individual rights as mental health
consumers and their rights as defendants.
Key Component Eight: A team of criminal justice and mental
health staff and treatment providers receives special, ongoing
Key Component Nine: Criminal justice and mental health staff
monitor participants' adherence to court conditions, offer
individualized incentives and sanctions to promote the
Key Component Ten: Data are collected and analyzed to
demonstrate the impact of the mental health court.