The Deschutes County Circuit Court offers several programs which focus on restoring individuals to being full, productive members of our community. Each of these programs is supported by a strong collaborative effort and commitment by our community partners.
Adult Family Drug Court
The Deschutes County Family Drug Court (DCFDC) is a court-supervised intensive treatment program serving parents in Deschutes County who have had their children removed from their custody or are at risk of having their children removed as a result of substance abuse.
Family Drug Court incorporates a collaborative community approach to holding offenders accountable, treating parents gripped by addiction and keeping children safe. The program is coordinated and closely monitored by the Court under the direction of the Family Drug Court Judge.
For more information regarding the Adult Family Drug Court, please contact the Drug Court Coordinator at:
Mental Health Court
Deschutes County’s Mental Health Court (DCMHC) program is a Court supervised intensive treatment program serving mentally ill adults in Deschutes County who have been charged with a crime. Mental Health Court (MHC) is coordinated by Deschutes County Behavioral Health and is closely monitored by the Court under the direction of the Mental Health Court Judge.
For more information regarding the Mental Health Court, please visit the Behavioral Health Department’s webpage for Mental Health Court
Domestic Violence Deferred Sentencing Program
The Domestic Violence Deferred Sentencing Program is an opportunity for eligible offenders to have their plea vacated and case dismissed in exchange for an upfront guilty plea and the successful completion of a Court monitored treatment program and minimum of 18 months of probation supervision. The treatment expectations include attending appropriate classes to prevent future violence as well as any other services identified to address conditions that may be linked to the offender’s violent behavior. The Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office offers the program to eligible offenders. Offenders who are interested in this program should talk with their attorney regarding potential eligibility and the potential benefits and risks associated with participation.