Superior Court of California, County of Solano

Superior Court of California, County of Solano

Fairfield Branch | Vallejo Branch

Drug Courts

Dependency Drug Court

The mission of the Dependency Drug Court program is to create a nonadversarial legal environment that promotes Solano County parent's successful utilization of substance abuse and/or alcohol treatment services in order to reunify with their children who have been removed from their care. The Dependency Drug Court program is a collaborative program of unique relationships that forge the Dependency Drug Court Team. The Team includes the Solano Superior Court, County Counsel, Public Defender, Minor's Counsel, Conflict Defender, Participating Parents Attorneys, Child Welfare Services, and Treatment Service Providers. The Team utilizes evidenced based practices, which include the "Eleven Key Elements of a Family Treatment Drug Court," which promotes recovery through a coordinated response to a client's dependence upon alcohol and substances.  The authority and personal involvement of the judge, in conjunction with the Team, supports successful intervention and ultimately reunification of clients with their children.

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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.

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Adult Drug Court

The Solano County Adult Drug Court program held its first session in Fairfield on March 14, 1997 with the Honorable Ramona J. Garrett. The Adult Drug Court program went on hiatus in July 2005 and resumed on December 7, 2007. The Fairfield Adult Drug Court program is heard in Department 8 with the Honorable Wendy Getty, on alternate Monday mornings. And the Solano County Adult Drug Court program in Vallejo begins its first session on September 26, 2013 in Department 7 with the Honorable Tim P. Kam. The mission of the Adult Drug Court program is to create an environment that reduces crime and promotes the offender's recovery through a coordinated response by the Adult Drug Court Judge and Team members. Rather than focusing on punishment, the Adult Drug Court Team uses the "Ten Key Components of a Drug Court," which promotes recovery through a coordinated response to a client's dependence upon alcohol and substances.

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Veterans Treatment Court

On September 24, 2014, the Court started the first Veterans Treatment Court in Solano County. By focusing on treatment and rehabilitation, the program seeks to improve public safety by restoring veterans who have served their country. Veterans Treatment Court is available to justice-involved veterans and active service members who suffer from PTSD, traumatic brain injury, sexual trauma, substance abuse and/or mental health issues as the result of their service in the United States military. Presiding Judge E. Bradley Nelson hears the calendar every other week on Wednesday afternoon. Judicial monitoring and comprehensive support by a case manager, probation officer, and veteran mentor are key components of the program.


For more information about these programs, please contact  courtoutreach@solano.courts.ca.gov


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