Stone County Adult Treatment Court
The Stone County Treatment Court team is under the direction of Judge Alan Blankenship. Members of the team include the judge, prosecuting attorney, probation and parole officers, representatives from the Department of Social Services, the Stone County circuit clerk, sheriff's deputies, trackers, treatment providers, and the treatment court administrator.
The adult drug court program contains a pre-plea track (deferred prosecution), post-plea track (deferred prosecution), post-plea track (suspended imposition/execution of sentence or probation violation), and a reentry track.
Admission and Target Population
The Stone County Treatment Court targets high-risk individuals with nonviolent, felony offenses whose crimes are directly or indirectly motivated by substance use. The RANT assessment tool was incorporated into programming in 2012 and aids in assessing prognostic risk and criminogenic need to determine appropriateness for program admission. The assessment tool is administered prior to program admission and is completed by the probation and parole department. Participants are identified and engaged early to support program retention, with treatment engagement typically occurring within one week of admission.
The program serves a rural population with limited access to treatment options but is able to provide medication for addiction treatment through a collaborative partnership with the county health department.
The Stone County Treatment Court is a five-phase program, with participants required to engage in substance use treatment for a minimum of 18 months. Participants also undergo frequent alcohol and drug testing, must perform community service, pay a portion of the program’s cost, and be employed or pursuing educational requirements.
The treatment provider and participant work together to complete an individualized treatment plan within 30 days of admission, and this plan is reviewed at least every 90 days. Medical, physical, and/or mental health needs are identified in the first phase (if possible), and referrals are made.
Location: Galena, Missouri
Court type: Rural
Primary track: Adult drug court
- Multiple operational tracks
- Social worker assigned to program
- Medication for addiction treatment
- Strong team collaboration
- Strong probation component