Superior Court Drug Intervention Program (SCDIP)Moultrie Courthouse, Courtroom 202
- The Superior Court Drug Intervention Program (AKA Drug Court) is a special court designed to handle cases involving substance-abuse defendants with non violent misdemeanor and felony charges.or others deemed eligible by the United States Attorneys Office and Drug Court Judge. The Drug Court is managed by the Pretrial Services Agency.
- The program offers offenders a comprehensive approach to address their addiction. Drug Court includes supervision, drug testing, treatment services, and immediate sanctions and incentives.
- For information regarding eligibility for drug court go to http://psa.gov/ or call (202) 220-5505.
Mental Health Community Court (MHCC)Moultrie Courthouse, Courtroom 211, Judge Keary The MHCC seeks to integrate community resources to meet the unique needs of persons with mental illness in the court system. Eligibility – Participation in MHCC is completely voluntary. Participants must be both legally and clinically eligible for MHCC. The US Attorney’s Office screens charges for legal eligibility by reviewing current and past legal histories. MHCC legal eligibility precludes pending domestic violence, violent felonies or gun convictions. The DC Pretrial Supervision Agency (PSA) screens the person for clinical eligibility. Clinical eligibility is defined as having a severe mental health diagnosis such as schizophrenia or bi-polar, and requires that the defendant be approved for supervision under PSA’s Specialized Supervision Unit. Persons with a co-occurring substance abuse disorder may be allowed into MHCC but must be willing to cooperate with drug testing and substance abuse treatment recommendations. In addition, participants must be competent and not incarcerated (halfway house placement is acceptable). If compliance with treatment services is maintained, as well as the other conditions set by the court, participants will be allowed to enter into a diversion agreement for a period of four months. Upon successful completion of the agreement, the participant will graduate from MHCC and the prosecution will request that their criminal charges be dismissed or reduced.