The program is a minimum of 14 months. The program is divided into five major phases with the first at least two months in length and the remaining phases at least three months in length.
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1. Wright County resident
2. Age 18 or older
3. Charged with a non-violent offense that does not involve a firearm, it not considered trafficking, occurred primarily to support the offender’s drug habit
4. Dependent on illicit drugs and are at substantial risk of reoffending or failing to complete a less intensive disposition (High Risk/High Need)
Hearings are held every Thursday, at 1:30 p.m., at the Wright County Government Center. Participants are required to appear in court on a regular basis. How often they attend depends primarily on their phase. Failure to appear will result in a warrant for their arrest and detention in jail until they can appear in the next drug court session.
The judge may ask questions about the participant’s progress and discuss any problems he/she may be having. If participant is doing well, he/she could be rewarded with an incentive. If not doing well, the judge will discuss that with him/her and determine future action, which could include a sanction in order to help the participant remember their goals in the program. Sanctions can be anything from increased program requirements to jail time.