The Cook County Drug Court Treatment Program was established in 1998 to address the negative effect of the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol on the criminal justice system in the State of Illinois.
The Drug Court Treatment Program is an alternative sentencing approach for non-violent offenders serving a probation sentence who have been rearrested for felony drug possession. Defendants who meet the program eligibility requirements are given the opportunity to voluntarily participate in this highly structured, closely monitored, treatment based probation.
The Drug Court Treatment Program Team involves:
- Circuit Court of Cook County
- The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
- The Office of the Cook County Public Defender
- Representatives from probation, corrections, and treatment agencies
- TASC, Inc. (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities)