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Adult Hybrid DWI/Drug Courts

Adult Drug Court is a court supervised, treatment oriented program that targets willing high risk/high need non-violent participants whose major problems stem from substance use.  The judge and a dedicated team of professionals work together toward a common goal of stopping the cycle of substance use and criminal behavior. The Drug Court Program is a voluntary program, which includes regular court appearances before the drug court judge.  Treatment includes individual and group counseling, and regular attendance at self-help meetings.  The probation office and the treatment team may also assist with obtaining education and skills assessments and will provide referrals for vocational training, education, and/or job placement services.  The program length, determined by the participant’s progress, will be no less than one year.  Successful completion and “graduation” from the drug court program may result in having probation terminated early.

Candidates must have multiple prior Misdemeanor or Felony drug offenses, or in DUI cases must have three or more DUI’s.  The current offense must be a class A Misdemeanor or greater.  Candidates may qualify if this is their first felony offense and there is a supporting history of substance use.

The Adult Hybrid DWI/Drug Courts are coordinated by adult parole and probation.

State Coordinator

John Gourde
Program Manager-Parole/Probation
North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation 

East Central Judicial District

Honorable John Irby
Coordinator:  Jennifer Hischer
Fargo, ND  58103
Tel:  701-239-7183

Honorable Thomas R. Olson
Coordinator:  Mark Hendrickson
Fargo, ND  58103
Tel:  701-701-239-7242

Northeast Central Judicial District

Honorable Jason McCarthy
Honorable John Thelen
Coordinator:  Christin Thelen
Grand Forks, ND  58201
Tel:  701-795-3881

Richland County Treatment Court

Honorable Brad Cruff
Coordinator:  Nick Burton
Wahpeton, ND  58075
Tel:  218 731-6872

North Central Judicial District

Honorable Stacy Louser
Coordinator:  Heather Howe
Minot, ND  58701
Tel:  701-857-7728

South Central Judicial District

Honorable Bruce Romanick
Coordinator: Natasha Nagel
Bismarck, ND  58501
Tel:  701-328-1418