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Treatment in Lieu Conviction

This specialized program is designed to meet the unique needs of first-time felony offenders who have a significant drug or alcohol problem that contributed to the underlying offense in which they are charged. Offenders who are referred to this program undergo a thorough alcohol and drug assessment at a community based treatment facility. Upon acceptance into the program, offenders are supervised under standard community control conditions for a period of no less than one (1) year. In addition to these standard conditions, Treatment in Lieu offenders are must complete treatment per the recommendation of the treatment provider and the Probation Department.

Strict eligibility criteria must be met to be considered for participation in this program, to include:

Upon completion of all recommended treatment and program conditions, the charges against the defendant are dismissed.