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Adult Treatment Court

Contact Information

Union County Treatment Court Coordinator
Kylee Ingerson
541.962.9500 ext 34

Address
Union County Treatment Court
1105 K Ave
La Grande, OR 97850

Hearing Times
3:00 pm
Every Tuesday

​The Union County Adult Treatment Court began in 2002. Our current program capacity is 40 participants with an average of 33. The overall operation of the Union County Adult Treatment Court is based on the 10 Key Components of Drug Courts.

All participants in this program are given access to a continuum of alcohol, drug and other treatment and rehabilitation services. In addition to intensive outpatient drug and alcohol treatment services the program refers participants to vocational rehabilitation, Training and Employment Consortium, mental health therapy, Department of Human Services, inpatient treatment, and specialized opiate addiction therapy.
 
  1. Rapidly screen and enroll participants into a treatment program.
  2. Provide comprehensive treatment services for all participants.
  3. Require participants to seek adequate employment and housing.
  4. Closely monitor participant’s progress toward recovery with frequent and random drug and alcohol testing.
  5. Consistently and rapidly apply positive and/or negative reinforcement for compliance or noncompliance through the use of incentives and sanctions.
  6. Provide Union County Community Corrections with an effective tool to motivate treatment court participants to successfully deal with their addictions.
  7. Utilize the skills and resources of probation officers to monitor participants and hold them accountable through home visits, office visits and other supervision techniques. 
  1. ​To provide early identification and intervention in the cycle of addiction.
  2. To offer a preventive alternative to handling of drug addicts by replacing traditional court responses of incarceration for non-violent offenders, by providing a rapid response of treatment and supportive services to halt the adverse effects of substance abuse.
  3. To facilitate a process of recovery and substance-free living among program participants by creating positive changes in their behavior, health, attitudes and relationships with others.
  4. To reduce crime and drug use recidivism through the implementation of alcohol and other drug treatment and recovery strategies.
  5. To ensure public safety by holding participants strictly accountable for their behavior and to respond immediately to evidence of program noncompliance.
  6. To increase the safety and decrease public spending by facilitating a drug free and productive lifestyle for the participants.

Union County Treatment Court Team Members

 
Thomas Powers, Presiding Judge: Judge Powers was appointed to the bench by Governor Kate Brown in April 2017 to fill the vacancy in the 10th Judicial District. Judge Powers previously served as the defense bar representative in the Wallowa County Drug Treatment Court.  Since taking the bench in April 2017, Judge Powers has presided over the treatment court programs in both Union and Wallowa Counties.  
  
Judge Mona K. Williams, Circuit Court Judge: Judge Williams received her Bachelor of Science degree in General Studies from Eastern Oregon University and her Juris Doctor from the University of Idaho. For seventeen years Judge Williams was in private practice in Wallowa County, and in 2007 was elected Wallowa County District Attorney. She served in that capacity until June 1, 2018 when she was appointed to fill the vacancy in the 10th Judicial District created by Judge Russell B. West’s retirement. Judge Williams now presides with Judge Powers over the treatment courts in both Union and Wallowa Counties. 
 
Mark Perry, Parole & Probation Officer:  Mark has been a member of the Union County Treatment Court team since 2009 and facilitates or assists with the facilitation of the Thinking for a Change (T4C), Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), Thinking for Good (T4G), and Moving On cognitive behavioral therapy programs.  He is the senior officer over all cognitive programming and the daily reporting program at Union County Community Corrections.  Mark was assigned to take over the treatment court case load in 2009. 
 
Kim Miller, Probation Services Counselor:  Kim began working with the Union County Treatment Court program in 2006.  She has had multiple roles with the treatment court, including: A&D tracker, treatment provider, and probation services counselor.  Kim utilizes multiple different assessment tools, including the ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) criteria to help determine participant eligibility in the treatment court program.  Kim also assists treatment providers in making residential referrals prior to program entry. 
 
Rick Dall, Attorney: Rick is our current defense representative for the program.  He has been the representative for well over 15 years and was one of the founding staff members of the program.  He has been a member of the Oregon State Bar for 25 years and is currently an attorney and administrator for the Grande Ronde Defenders, which is the local public defense consortium that contracts with the State of Oregon to provide public defense services in Union and Wallowa County, Oregon
 
Greg Baxter, Chief Deputy District Attorney: Greg came to the Union County Adult Treatment Court in 2014.  He has worked specifically with treatment courts since 2012. 
 
Julie Bean, Treatment Counselor: Julie is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADCI) and Certified Recovery Mentor (CRM) with Grande Ronde Recovery. Her expertise include DUII Education/Treatment and Relapse Prevention.
 
Brandie Harris, Addiction and Recovery Team Caseworker: Brandi first became affiliated with the Union County Treatment Court team when she served as the coordinator from 2013-2016.  During that time she was part of the Criminal Justice Commission Peer Review Committee to review and support neighboring Treatment Courts throughout Oregon.  She became a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in 2008 when she worked as a treatment counselor, clinical supervisor and housing unit manager at Powder River Correctional Facility for the Alternative Incarceration Program (AIP).  She now serves as the Addiction and Recovery Team caseworker for La Grande Child Welfare.
 
Dennis McCay, Treatment Counselor:  Dennis works as a treatment counselor for the Center for Human Development (CHD). 
 
Kylee Ingerson, Treatment Court Coordinator: Kylee joined the treatment court team in March of 2017.  She has worked for the Circuit Court for over 5 years. 
 

Union County Steering Committee Members

Honorable Thomas Powers
Circuit Court Judge
 
Honorable Mona K. Williams   
Circuit Court Judge    
 
Michelle Leonard    
Union County Circuit Court  
 
Kylee Ingerson
Union County Treatment Court
 
Joel Laker     
Assure Drug Detection   
 
Mark Perry
Union County Community Corrections
 
Gary Bell     
La Grande Police Department  
 
Dennis McCay
Center for Human Development
 
Rick Dall     
Attorney At Law    
 
Greg Baxter
Union County District Attorney
 
Dwight Dill     
Center for Human Development  
 
Lynn Trice
Training & Employment Consortium
 
Shelley Burgess    
Union County Commissioners  
 
Travis Miller
Union County Community Corrections
 
Kim Miller     
Union County Community Corrections 
 
Joel Rice
Grande Ronde Recovery
 
Jennifer Graffunder    
Department of Human Services  
 
Kelsie McDaniel
Union County District Attorney
 
Julie Bean
Treatment Counselor 
 
Brandi Harris
Department of Human Services
 
Ron Lesley     
Advocate     
 
Dr. Jim Kopp
Advocate
 

​The Union County Treatment Court targets men and women who are 18 years or older, reside in Union County, are addicted to a controlled substance and/or have two or more DUII convictions and agree to participate in the program.

The Adult Treatment Court is comprised of participants who have significant histories of criminal behavior and drug addiction.  Adult Treatment Court participants generally:
 
  • Have a significant history by self-report or other evidence of alcohol or other drug dependence and must meet moderate to severe DSM-5 diagnostic criteria;
  • Exhibit a likelihood that sobriety and addressing criminal behavior patterns will stop the participant’s criminal behavior;
  • Have a need for an intense level of supervision and intervention to obtain sobriety, and meet medium to high level need according to LS/CMI (Level of Service/Case Management Inventory) assessment or other similar evaluation tool;
  • May have a co-occurring mental health diagnosis; and
  • Have a criminal history which shows that a significant number of the individual’s crimes are related to the use of substances and the maintenance of that lifestyle.

​The Union County Adult Treatment Court does not have any upcoming community outreach projects scheduled at this time.  Please check back for updates.

​If you are an alumni of the Union County Adult Treatment Program and would like to be notified of upcoming alumni events please contact the coordinator at 541.962.9500 option 34.

 

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