Government of Alberta

Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General - Edmonton Drug Treatment Court Service


Description
Provides judicially supervised drug abuse treatment and rehabilitation program with a community restoration focus for offenders who are facing a jail sentence of 1 to 5 years and who are committing crimes to support their drug addiction.

Service offers:

  • intensive court and community supervision through a delayed sentencing process
  • program support service delivery based on national drug court principles

Includes:

  • intensive judicial supervision
  • comprehensive substance abuse treatment
  • housing, education, and employment
  • physical and mental health
  • random and regular drug screens
  • lifeskills development and supports
  • probation case management
  • social services support
Affiliation: Delivered by Edmonton John Howard Society; funded by Alberta Justice and Solicitor General.
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to individuals facing 1 to 5 years jail for criminal charges that relate to a drug addiction which may include:
  • possession, possession for the purpose or related offences
  • property related offences
  • communication for the purpose of prostitution
  • history of committing crimes to support drug habit
Does not include demonstrative gang affiliations, weapons, or violence or sexually related offences.
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
  • phone for more information
  • referral required from a lawyer
Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

Applications are only accepted through the courts upon formal notice of opening for applicants. Occurs on an ongoing basis.

Telephone
780-970-5127 (Program Manager)
Email
gfroese@johnhoward.org
Languages
English - Adaptations for those for whom English is not their first language can be made.
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: N/A -
Legal Status
Provincial Government
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
March 22, 2021
Address
10010 105 Street NW
Edmonton, AB, T5J 1C4
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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Tue
08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Wed
08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Thu
08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Fri
08:30 AM - 04:00 PM