Specialized Treatment Court Programs
Partnered with the Denton County Courts and the Denton County Probation Department to develop Specialized Treatment Court Programs designed to enhance public safety through rehabilitation and recovery. These new programs include the:
⦁ Veterans Treatment Court Program (VTCP)
An intensive program designed to treat veterans suffering from combat related mental conditions that have contributed to a charged criminal offense.
⦁ First Offender Drug Program (FODP)
This program is designed to divert low risk first-time drug offenders to a court supervised program that will increase sobriety among drug offenders and reduce the costs to our community.
⦁ Denton County Drug Court
This program provides intensive supervision and treatment to high-risk felony offenders that abuse drugs but show a genuine desire to break the cycle of addiction. The ultimate goal is to give participants the necessary foundation to maintain their recovery and reintegrate into their families and communities.
⦁ Family Drug Court (FDC)
This special program is designed for parents with a history of alcohol or other substance abuse who are involved with CPS and the court system. The Family Drug Court program combines accountability with improved access to treatment services to help participants regain custody of their children and keep families together.
⦁ Mental Health Treatment Court (MHTC)
The program diverts offenders suffering from a legitimate mental illness out of the traditional criminal justice process and into appropriate rehabilitation alternatives, focusing on treatment, stability, and accountability.
⦁ Pre-Trial Diversion Program (PTD)
This diversionary program is designed for first-time offenders. Eligible applicants are screened by the District Attorney’s Office and supervised by the Probation Department. The program lasts for 12 to 24 months during which time approved applicants complete community service hours, drug and alcohol evaluations, and education programs. Successful completion of the PTD program allows participants to have their records expunged. Having a criminal record is often an impediment from getting a good, quality housing, or advanced education.