An intervention model combining drug addiction treatment with supervision of a “problem-solving” court, as an alternative to incarceration for individuals facing charges from non-violent criminal activities related to substance abuse.
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
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
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.