COLLABORATIVE JUSTICE TREATMENT COURT
Different Courts Available
1. Veterans Court 2. Drug Court 3.Behavioral Health Court, and 4.Co-Occurring Court
- Must be a Kings County Resident
- Post Plea: guilty plea to charges
- Misdemeanor/Felony charges
- No current or previous convictions or pending charges for 667.5 (Serious and Violent Felonies) or 1192.7 (Serious Felonies) offenses
- Voluntary Participation
- No convictions for sexual offenses that requires Individuals to register pursuant to Penal Code Section 290. Sex offenders are ineligible. All other sex related offenses, both convictions and current charges that are not subject to Penal Code Section 290 requirements will be evaluated case by case
- Veterans Court: No active duty military
- All military discharges eligible etc. (Honorable, Dishonorable and General)
- Behavioral Health: Individuals charged with non-violent felonies and misdemeanors who have a mental illness, co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorder or primary substance abuse disorder
- Homeless participants will be evaluated case by case
- Domestic Violence cases will be evaluated case by case
- Drug Court: No prior conviction for California Health and Safety Section 11378, Possession of any controlled substance for the purpose of sales that is punishable by a sentence to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDRC).
Treatment is provided through the combined efforts of a multi-agency collaboration.
- Kings County Probation
- Kings View Counseling Services
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- County of Kings District Attorney
- Judge Jennifer Giuliani
- Defense Attorney
- Kings County Behavioral Health
Benefits of CJTC
- Participants that have graduated have stated they have experienced positive lifestyle changes.
- Better Relationships
- Support Systems (Alumni Support Group)
- Wellness and Recovery
- Improve Emotional, Mental and Physical Health
- Can petition The Courts to have their charges dropped and/or expunged
- Reduces recidivism.