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.
APPEAR AT DRUG COURT VIA WEBEX
Until further notice, Adult Drug Court will be held in Courtroom E. Adult Drug Court participants may appear via WebEx, rather than appear in court. Please follow the instructions below to appear via WebEx video conferencing or WebEx by telephone.
WebEx Video Conferencing
Meeting Number: 146 722 9728
WebEx by Telephone
Call in #: 1 (408) 418-9388
Enter the above WebEx Meeting number, followed by #
Instead of entering an "Attendee ID Number", press #
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.
July 21, 2021
Superior Court Statement On Gradual Transition To In Person Appearances In Court
The Superior Court has indicated in its most recent masking order that in criminal proceedings there is a general presumption of personal appearance. Specifying a presumption in criminal matters is necessary to recognize the unique requirements of identity and presence for some criminal hearings. While the Court wants parties and counsel to start moving more toward in person appearances generally as we re-open, we recognize that this is a process that takes time, and that the Supreme Court’s Emergency Orders are still in effect allowing remote appearances where appropriate. Some counsel and/or their families have health concerns that make it appropriate to continue to appear remotely, as do some litigants. If Counsel, or a party has a reason to continue to appear remotely on any docket, and does not wish to state it on the record, they may contact Court Administration so that it can be communicated to the bench.
Court's Response to Coronavirus Pandemic
En respuesta a la nueva pandemia de coronavirus (o COVID-19), nuestros servicios estaran limitados
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Effective September 1, 2021 - 2021 Superior Court
Local Court Rules
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The Courts will be closed for Independence Day on Monday, July 5, 2021.
Please refer to the Court Holiday Schedule to see changes to regular calendar.
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Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center
7122 W Okanogan Pl
Kennewick, WA 99336
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