An Intensive Rehabilitation Program
Serves people 18 years and older who have been charged with drug related crimes to sustain and support their addiction, facing 1-5 years in custody.
There are no fees associated with programming or services. The program is funded by the Government of Alberta.
The program is founded on national and international principles for drug treatment courts.
What to Expect
The Medicine Hat Drug Treatment Court is an abstinence based program with the goal of creating safer communities by reducing drug-driven crimes.
Program services are delivered by the McMan Treatment Team, which consists of the Director, Case Managers, and Peer Support Mentors. They work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team, composed of the Judge(s), Provincial and Federal Crowns, Duty Counsel, Probation Officer, Medicine Hat Police Service liaison, and RCMP liaison.
After a guilty plea is made, the multi-disciplinary team works with participants by way of intensive judicial supervision that includes bi-weekly court appearances, addictions treatment, community recovery involvement, regular and random drug screens, community restoration, and ultimately provides the participants with the opportunity to obtain housing, address medical and mental health issues, gain education and employment, and reintegrate into their community.
Successful participants will graduate after a minimum of one-year active engagement and participation in the program, completion of the five case management phases, substantial time sober, and evidence that they have contributed to the community through volunteer involvement.
The Medicine Hat Drug Treatment Court is contained within the criminal justice system and operates within the same legal framework that governs all adult criminal court proceedings in the Provincial Court of Alberta.
Participants are supported to improve all aspects of their life through a holistic approach. This includes focus on housing, physical health, mental health, education, employment, cultural support, and giving back to the community through volunteer work, and community involvement.
Medicine Hat Drug Treatment Court
Breaking the cycle of addiction and criminal activity.
How to Access
Individuals must complete a Drug Treatment Court application with their lawyer. Participants undergo extensive screening prior to being accepted into the program. Entry is dependent on the consent of the Crown, Court, and the Accused.
McMan's core values of commitment, trust, respect, empathy, and genuineness are ingrained in each portion of service delivery.
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