Specialty Courts

Adult Drug Court

The Adult Drug Court Program is for people who have been charged with a drug offense, or a drug related offense. Each year, the program serves about 120 individuals.

The program does not cost Humboldt County residents anything.

  • Participants pay 79% of their program costs.
  • Grants subsidize this expense and cover the remaining 21% of program costs.

The Drug Court team meets weekly to discuss the successes, needs, and progress of program participants.

  • Of the 114 graduates in 2014, 75% have not had contact with law enforcement and 84% have remained arrest free.
  • 100% of program participants receive individualized treatment services.

Drug Courts Save Money and Reduce Crime

Prison Time

  • It costs the State of Nevada $44 to house a prison inmate for one day.
  • According to a 2005 Bureau of Justice Study, 76.6% of released prisoners were rearrested within 5 years of their release.
  • Furthermore, the Bureau of Justice reports that 77% of offenders arrested for drug offenses are rearrested.
  • Treatment in prison is optional and services vary based on the facility.

Jail Time

  • It costs Humboldt County residents $100 to house a jail inmate for one day.
  • According to a University of Nevada, Reno study conducted in 2008, Nevada jail recidivism rates are equivalent to those of Nevada prisons.
  • The Humboldt County Jail provides access to self-help meetings and educational materials.

Specialty Treatment Courts

  • It costs the Humboldt County Drug Court Program $5.30 to provide services to a participant for one day.
  • Of the 114 graduates in 2014, 75% have not had contact with law enforcement and 84% have remained arrest free.
  • Treatment is mandatory and 100% of program participants receive individualized treatment services.

Contact Information

Brooke O'Byrne

Brooke O’Byrne

Program Coordinator

All inquiries about the Adult Drug Court may be directed to Brooke.

Program Description

The Humboldt County Drug Court Program is an eighteen month program that consists of four phases. All participants must be referred through the legal system. Each phase of the program involves different requirements, and the requirements are reduced as an individual establishes more recovery time. The following program outline describes the basic requirements throughout each of the phases.

  • Attend court every Monday at 9:00am.
  • Keep a daily journal.
  • Test at least 3 times each week. Testing color: BLUE.
  • Attend 3 AA meetings each week.
  • Attend 2 group treatment sessions each week.
  • Attend 1 individual treatment session each week.
  • Meet with probation officer as directed.
  • Curfew 10:00pm.
  • Attend court every Monday at 9:00am.
  • Test at least 3 times each week. Testing color: RED.
  • Attend 3 AA meetings each week.
  • Attend 1 group treatment sessions each week.
  • Attend 1 individual treatment session each week.
  • Meet with probation officer as directed.
  • Curfew 10:00pm.
  • Attend court every 2nd and 4th Monday at 9:00am.
  • Test at least 2 times each week. Testing color: YELLOW.
  • Attend 2 AA meetings each week.
  • Attend 1 group treatment session every other week.
  • Attend 1 individual treatment session every other week.
  • Meet with probation officer as directed.
  • Curfew 11:00pm.
  • Attend court every 2nd Monday at 9:00am.
  • Test at least 2 times each week. Testing color: PURPLE.
  • Attend 1 AA meeting each week.
  • Attend 1 group treatment session every month.
  • Attend 1 individual treatment session every month.
  • Meet with probation officer as directed.
  • Curfew 11:00pm.

In addition to these basic requirements, participants are required to: complete their basic education, be employed, have no outstanding legal issues, and be self-sufficient before they will be considered eligible to leave the program.

Forms

DUI Court

The Humboldt County DUI Program is for people who have been charged with a third offense DUI within a seven year period. The program length and monitoring requirements are compliant with NRS 484C.

Program Description

The Humboldt County DUI Court Program is a three-year program that consists of four phases. All participants must be referred through the legal system. Each phase of the program involves different requirements, and the requirements are reduced as an individual establishes more recovery time. The following program outline describes the basic requirements throughout each of the phases.

  • Attend court every Thursday at 9:30am.
  • Comply with Residential House arrest.
  • Comply with electronic monitoring requirements.
  • Obtain an interlock driving device (if applicable).
  • Attend 3 AA meetings each week.
  • Attend 2 group treatment session each week, or as directed by your treatment provider.
  • Attend 1 individual treatment session each week, or as directed by your treatment provider.
  • Meet with probation officer as directed.
  • Curfew 9:00pm.
  • Attend court every Thursday at 9:30am.
  • Test at least 3 times each week. Testing color: RED.
  • Maintain an interlock driving device on any vehicles you drive (if applicable).
  • Attend 2 AA meetings each week.
  • Attend 2 group treatment sessions every week, or as directed by your treatment provider.
  • Attend 1 individual treatment every week, or as directed by your treatment provider.
  • Meet with probation officer as directed.
  • Curfew 10:00pm.
  • Attend court twice each month, Thursdays at 9:30am.
  • Test at least 2 times each week. Testing color: YELLOW.
  • Attend a minimum of 1 AA meetings each week.
  • Attend 1 group treatment session every other week, or as directed by your treatment provider.
  • Attend 1 individual session every other week, or as directed by your treatment provider.
  • Meet with probation officer as directed.
  • Curfew 11:00pm.
  • Attend court once each month, Thursdays at 9:30am
  • Test at least 2 times each week. Testing color: PURPLE.
  • Attend a minimum of 1 AA meeting each week.
  • Attend 2 group treatment sessions every month, or as directed by your treatment provider.
  • Meet with probation officer as directed.
  • Curfew 11:00pm.

Forms

Juvenile Diversion Court

Juvenile Diversion Court is a 3- 6 month program that serves as an alternative to incarceration. The program is used by Juvenile Services as one of many graduated sanctions. Youth with repeated offenses that do not respond to lower level interventions are provided the Juvenile Diversion Program as an intervention.

Participation increases supervision, provides treatment, and supports both youth and their families in creating positive, pro-social changes.

Program Description

The Juvenile Diversion Program targets youth who are at risk of increased involvement in the criminal justice system and demonstrate a need for treatment. Youth earn their way out of the program’s four phases in 3-6 months by making positive choices such as: attending school, following the recommendations of their treatment provider, and passing drug screens.

This strengths focused program works to modify behavior with a focus on incentivizing positive behaviors.

Youth participants are required to attend court every second and fourth Wednesday of the month with a family member. The program provides intervention and support to both the youth and their family.