Dependency Drug Court
Dependency Drug Court is a family reunification program. It is designed to get parents, whose children have been removed from the home, off of illegal drugs in order to help insure the safety and welfare of the abused or neglected child. Parents who qualify for the Dependency Drug Court Program must comply with the specific requirements of each program phase, including random drug testing several times a week, weekly counseling, attending all court hearings, and participation in prenatal or parenting classes.Back to Top
Prop 36 Drug Court
Adults convicted of nonviolent drug-related offenses are sentenced to probation with drug treatment pursuant to Proposition 36 - the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act (SACPA); and probationers or parolees who commit nonviolent drug-related offenses or who violate drug-related conditions of their release may also be eligible to participate. All felony and misdemeanor Proposition 36 cases countywide are heard in one courtroom at the Fairfield Law and Justice Center and at the Vallejo Justice Center. Successful completion of Proposition 36 Drug Court could result in a dismissal of the defendant's case.Back to Top
Adult Drug Court
The Solano County Drug Court, held its first session in Fairfield on March 14, 1997 with the Honorable Ramona J. Garrett. The Drug Court Program went on hiatus in July 2005 and resumed on December 7, 2007. Currently, Drug Court operates in Fairfield Department 8 with the Honorable Wendy Getty, on alternate Monday mornings.
The mission of the Adult Drug Court is to create an environment that reduces crime and promotes the offender's recovery through a coordinated response of the Drug Court Judge and other Team members. Rather than focusing on punishment, the Drug Court Judge and other team members take on the role of trying to keep participants engaged in treatment by using the powers of the Court to monitor and enforce compliance.
In order to participate in Adult Drug Court, in general, you must have been eligible for, and participated in PC 1210 (Prop 36) drug treatment, and have failed that program by being terminated from it due to excessive violations. You may not be on active parole. You may not be currently taking prescribed narcotic medications (e.g., codeine, hydrocodone, Valium) except under the direct supervision of a physician.
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