The Olmsted County Drug Court (OCDC) represents a collaborative effort of criminal justice stakeholders working together to break the cycle of substance abuse. The partners in the effort have a closer working union than is traditionally seen in criminal courts. The OCDC provides individuals the opportunity to change life circumstances and become alcohol and drug-free. OCDC utilizes evidence-based practices in its delivery of services and works in collaboration with community providers for chemical health and ancillary services. Honesty and individual accountability are at the foundation of the program.
The program is a minimum of 15 months, and is divided into five phases: Primary components of the program include chemical dependency and mental health assessment(s), participation in cognitive-behavioral programming, random alcohol, and drug testing, home visits, regular court appearances, case management meetings, case plans, attendance of community support groups, obtain employment or pursue education and participate in pro-social activities. Participants must complete a Phase Advancement Petition, which must be approved by the Drug Court Team, to advance into the next phase of the program. Upon graduation, participants remain on supervision at a level deemed appropriate by DFO Community Corrections.
Drug Court Coordinator
151 4th Street SE - 4th Floor GC
Rochester, MN 55904