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Adult Treatment Court

Contact Information

Union County Treatment Court Coordinator
Kylee Ingerson
541-962-9500 ext 34

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

Hearing Times
3:00 pm
Every Tuesday

  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.
  7. To ensure that everyone has a fair and just opportunity for services to address their substance use disorder as well as quality services, which may include employment and housing stability, insurance status, proximity to services, and culturally responsive care.​

  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. ​

​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.​

​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.

​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.​

Union County Treatment Court Team Members

Thomas Powers, Presiding Judge
Mark Perry, Parole & Probation Officer
Jared Boyd, Attorney
Kelsie McDaniel, District Attorney
Julie Bean, Treatment Counselor
Matt Christensen, Treatment Counselor/Certified Recovery Mentor
Brooke Taylor, Treatment Counselor
Mark Sagaria, Treatment Counselor/Certified Recovery Mentor
Amie McClelland, Addiction and Recovery Team Caseworker
Kylee Ingerson, Coordinator
Kara Rudd, Case Manager
Deputy Heath, Law Enforcement Representative

Steering Committee

Honorable Thomas Powers, Circuit Court Judge
Michelle Leonard, Circuit Court
Kylee Ingerson, Union County Treatment Court
Kara Rudd, Union County Treatment Court
Joel Laker, Assure Drug Detection
Mark Perry, Community Corrections
Gary Bell, La Grande Police Department
Brooke Taylor, Center for Human Development
Jared Boyd, Attorney At Law
Kelsie McDaniel, District Attorney
Mark Sagaria, Center for Human Development
Matt Christensen, Oregon Washington Health Network/COPES
Julie Bean, Oregon Washington Health Network/COPES
Ken Woodward, Union County Sheriff’s Office
Cody Bowen, Union County Sheriff’s Office
Danielle Bechtel, Center for Human Development
Travis Miller, Community Corrections
Jason Hays, La Grande Police Department
Nicholas Batten, Training and Employment Consortium
Shelley Burgess, Union County Commissioners