The Benton and Franklin Counties Adult Drug Court is an intensive treatment and accountability based program of the Benton and Franklin Counties Superior Court for adults charged with eligible crimes who exhibit substantial need for treatment for substance abuse to reduce the possibility of recidivism. The program lasts a minimum of 9 months for each participant and is designed to provide an alternative to full criminal prosecution at the pre-adjudication stage of legal proceedings.
The drug court includes rigorous community supervision and strict accountability, frequent and random substance abuse testing, regular (often weekly) court appearances, family/peer support involvement, and intensive treatment, services and education tailored to the individual needs of each participant. A combination of incentives and interventions is used to motivate participants and, upon completion of each stage of the program recognition is provided. A graduation ceremony is held upon successful completion of the program. All graduates are invited and encouraged to participate in the drug court Alumni Group for support and guidance after completion of the program.
Superior Court does not recommend nor endorse any treatment provider. However, click on the link below for a a list of providers who are known to have provided services to successful Drug Court participants.
The process for ex parte has changed in both counties on a permanent basis. Click HERE for a description of the process.
Further, the Court requires that litigants submitting orders ex parte must attest to whether or not a notice of disqualification has been filed. Click HERE to view Judicial Resolution 17-002 and related form.
RCW 7.06.040 was amended changing eligibility requirements for arbitrators under the mandatory arbitration process. Click HERE for information and attestation form.
Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center
7122 W Okanogan Pl
Kennewick, WA 99336
There will be no Court proceedings on the afternoon of Septmeber 14, 2018 due to a judicial meeting. The Courts will be closed for Veterans Day on Monday, November 12, 2018.
Please refer to Court Holiday Schedule to see changes to regular calendar.
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