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Treatment Court

The mission of the Columbia County Treatment Court Programs is to decrease substance abuse among individuals through comprehensive and coordinated treatment and support services provided by community partners and the criminal justice community, in an effort to reduce crime and increase public safety while reuniting families.

​Mission Statement: The mission of the Columbia County Adult Treatment Court Program is to decrease substance abuse among adult offenders through comprehensive and coordinated treatment and support services provided by community partners and the criminal justice community, in an effort to reduce crime and increase public safety.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Drug/Alcohol problem (abuse or dependence)
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Resident of Columbia County, Oregon
  • Medium to high risk according to the Public Safety Checklist
  • Need for treatment assess to a score of 4 or higher on the KAP KEYS tip 11 assessment
  • Will have a suspended prison sentence at the time of entry

Adult Treatment Court Handbook.

​Mission statement: The goal of the Families Restored Program is to help participants achieve and sustain a healthy life free of dependence on mind altering substances, to increase self-understanding and expand practical skills of participants through community participation, relationships, life skills coaching and parenting classes. To support healing, expand parenting skills, create and or identify appropriate supports to assure successful reunification, shorten the length of time children spend in foster care, identify the needs of participants who suffer from neurobehavioral dysfunction and to successfully bring services to clients in a day treatment setting.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Drug/Alcohol problem (abuse or dependence)
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Resident of Columbia County, Oregon
  • Child(ren) in the custody of DHS Child Welfare

Families Restored Program Handbook (Mothers)

Families Restored Program Handbook (Fathers)​

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​Mission Statement: The mission of the Columbia County Veterans’ Treatment Court Program is to enhance public safety by providing a judicially supervised regime of appropriate treatment services and support to criminal justice involved Veterans with the goal of returning law abiding citizens to the community, thereby honoring those who have served.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Veterans who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction or;
  2. Veterans who suffer from mental illness.
  3. Veterans who assess as High risk/high needs.
  4. Veterans who have been charged with:
    1. ​A new felony crime
    2. A probation violation for a current felony crime
    3. A probation violation while on post-prison supervision.
    4. A misdemeanor crime (on a case by case basis only)
  5. Veterans who are current Columbia County residents (up to one mile on either side of the county line).

Veterans’ Treatment Court Handbook ​

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​Mission Statement: Behavioral Health Court provides a supervised alternative case processing model for defendants who, but for an untreated mental illness or an unmanaged mental disorder, would not commit crimes. Mental Health Court assists in mitigating risk to community safety by enhancing mental health treatment.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Individuals who suffer from Mental Disease which includes any diagnosis of mental disorder which is a significant behavioral or psychological syndrome or pattern that is associated with distress or disability causing symptoms or impairment in at least one important area of an individual’s functioning, as defined in the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM-5); of the American Psychiatric Association and have been;
  2. Charged with:
    1. ​A new felony crime
    2. A probation violation for a current felony crime
    3. A probation violation while on post-prison supervision.
    4. A misdemeanor crime (on a case by case basis only)
  3. ​Reside in Columbia County (up to one mile on either side of the county line).

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