Council Schedule Highlights Week of January 28th, 2019

Monday, JANUARY 28th, 2019

“Pierce County District Court Drug Addiction Reduction Team (DART) Court began in November 2016 after careful collaboration with county stakeholders to combat the opioid epidemic. The DART Court emerged to combat the opioid epidemic initially but the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) supports the initiative because research proves utilizing evidence-based practices to change behavior is more cost efficient and has better success rates at reducing recidivism than incarceration.

As of October 2018, DART has a 72.5% success rate for ALL participants going through the program sustaining law abiding behavior.”

  • Have limited criminal history
  • Amenability to treatment
  • Attend scheduled court reviews
  • Appear at all court hearings
  • Be honest
  • Attend probation appointments and comply with the terms of supervision
  • Complete a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommendations made by their selected treatment provider
  • Participate in prosocial activities including but not limited to employment, community service or community events

Tuesday, JANUARY 15th, 2019

  • Behavioral Health
  • Budget
  • Budget Goals and Proviso Compliance
  • Children, Youth, and Their Families
  • Community Services
  • Homelessness
  • Human Services
  • Prevention Services
  • Senior Services.

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