- Intended For
Individuals facing charges from non-violent criminal activities related to substance abuse.
- Additional Referral Details
Entry into the program is voluntary: prospective clients need to apply through their lawyer and/or duty counsel. The DTC Crown attorney screens all applicants for eligibility.
Additional Details: Pandemic Specific Information
- Drug Treatment Court is operating during the Pandemic for current participants, those picked up on new charges and warrants
- Court sessions are held Tuesdays only at 1:00 pm via Zoom in Courtroom M2
- While new applications are being processed, the matters are to remain in the respective courthouses until a decision is made.
- If screened eligible, the DTC staff will inform you and arrangement will be made to have the matter adjourned to a DTC sitting date.
- Please use the following forms and note the information re: procedures/eligibility
Please send forms to the DTC crown at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Services Offered As:
Queen Street Site - 100 Stokes Street
- Additional Location Details:
3rd floor for Treatment; Court sessions are held Tuesdays only at 1:00 pm; Courtroom M2 via Zoom; Court is for current participants, those picked up on new charges and warrants
- Contact Phone Number:
416 535-8501 ext. 33930 or 33942
- More Contact Details:
For more information regarding legal considerations, call the Duty Counsel Office at 416 594-9300.
Types of Treatment and Services Offered
- extensive case management services
- thorough assessments
- evidence-based treatment
- addressing social determinants of health and social reintegration
This substance use intervention model combines drug addiction treatment with the judicial supervision of a “problem-solving” court. It offers an alternative to incarceration for adults who face criminal charges as a result of non-violent criminal activities related to their use of opioids, crack/cocaine and methamphetamines.
Clients participate in a structured outpatient program with extensive case management services, random urine screens and frequent court appearances. Upon successful completion of the program, which lasts a minimum of one year, clients receive a non-custodial sentence, rather than incarceration.
The DTC is a partnership between CAMH, the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ministry of the Attorney General and many community agencies.