The program's mission is to improve community health and safety by increasing sobriety, reducing recidivism, increasing retention in treatment, and coordinating services that support long term recovery while reducing the financial burden of these offenders on the community.
The Court Supervised Treatment Program operates in accordance with Wyoming State Statutes 5-12-101 through 5-12-103 and 7-13-1601 through 7-16-1615. The program provides Teton County's criminal justice system an important research-based alternative to lengthy incarceration sentences or standard probation for repeat substance abuse-related offenses.
The program began in April 2004 and provides a non-adversarial courtroom atmosphere in which a single judge and a dedicated team of probation, treatment, family support, defense, prosecution, and law enforcement professionals review cases and work with participants to break the cycle of drug abuse and criminal behavior.
Participants spend a minimum of 12 months in the program during which they appear regularly before the program team and must complete four program phases that emphasize treatment, personal accountability, sobriety, community safety, pro-social activities, and giving back to the community.
Participating agencies include:
Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center
Jackson Police Department
State of Wyoming Public Defender's Office
Teton County District Court
Teton County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
Wyoming Department of Corrections Field Services Division
Wyoming Department of Family Services
Funding is provided by Wyoming Department of Health: Behavioral Health Division, Teton County, Town of Jackson, and program participant fees.