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Utah Drug Courts

Background

The establishment of drug courts in the State of Utah is part of an ongoing effort to combat the rising number of drug related crimes within our communities. Estimates have indicated that in recent years, arrests for drug related crimes have more than doubled. Additionally, judges have observed that the same offenders appear in their courts time and time again. It seemed as if traditional methods of dealing with addicts such as strict probation or mandatory imprisonment did not attack the fundamental problem of addiction.

Drug courts work by recognizing that unless substance abuse ends, fines and jail time are unlikely to prevent future criminal activity. Consequently, drug courts, through frequent testing and court supervision, focus upon eliminating drug addiction as a long-term solution to crime.

Since the first drug court in Utah was established in Third District Court (Salt Lake) in 1996, the program has spread quickly. There are an estimated 700-800 participants statewide and hundreds of successful graduates.


List of Utah Drug Courts

Although a number of drug courts exist within the State of Utah, all programs have incorporated a set of ten components created by the United States Department of Justice. These guidelines establish structural components across drug courts while each jurisdiction independently handles matters such as treatment providers and participatory restrictions.

Drug Court Recommended Certification

1st District

Logan
Adult Felony Drug Court
Judge Wilmore
Brigham City
Adult Felony Drug Court
Judge Allen
Logan
Adult Mental Health Court
Judge Allen
Brigham City
Adult Mental Health Court
Judge Cannell
Logan
Juvenile Mental Health Court
Judge Fonnesbeck
Brigham City
Juvenile Mental Health Court
Judge Fonnesbeck

2nd District

Farmington
Adult Felony Drug Court
Judge Morris
Ogden
Adult Drug Court
Judge DeCaria
Ogden
Dependency Drug Court
Judge Sipes
Ogden
Dependency Drug Court
Judge Heward
Farmington
Dependency Drug Court
Judge Noland
Ogden
Juvenile Drug Court
Judge Noland
Weber County
Juvenile Drug Court
Judge Dillon
Ogden
DUI Court
Judge DeCaria
Farmington
DUI Court
Judge Morris
Ogden
Mental Health Court
Judge Hyde
Farmington
Mental Health Court
Judge Dawson
Riverdale
Misdemeanor Court
Judge Renstrom

3rd District

West Jordon
Adult Drug Court
Judge Hogan
Salt Lake City
Adult Drug Court
Judge Bernards-Goodman
Salt Lake City
Adult Drug Court
Judge Skanchy
Salt Lake City
Adult Drug Court
Judge Blanch
Tooele
Adult Drug Court
Judge Atkins
Salt Lake City
Dependency Drug Court
Judge Behrens
Salt Lake City
Dependency Drug Court
Judge Hornak
Salt Lake City
Dependency Drug Court
Judge Decker
Salt Lake City
Dependency Drug Court
Judge Lund
Salt Lake City
Juvenile Drug Court
Judge Hornak
Tooele
Juvenile Drug Court
Judge Renteria
West Jordon
Juvenile Drug Court
Judge Knight
Park City
Adult Mental Health Court
Judge Peterson
Salt Lake City
Adult Mental Health Court
Judge Boyden
Salt Lake City
Adult Mental Health Court
Judge Trease
Salt Lake City
Juvenile Mental Health Court
Judge Nolan
Salt Lake City
Veterans Court
Judge Hansen

4th District

Nephi
Adult Felony Drug Court
Judge Brown
Fillmore
Adult Felony Drug Court
Judge Brown
Heber
Adult Felony Drug Court
Judge Griffin
Provo
Adult Drug Court
Judge Taylor
Provo
Adult Drug Court
Judge Brown
Provo
Dependency Drug Court
Judge Noonan
Spanish Ford
Dependency Drug Court
Judge Smith
Provo
Dependency Drug Court
Judge Lindsay
American Fork
Dependency Drug Court
Judge Bazzelle
Provo
Juvenile Drug Court
Judge Smith
Provo
Adult Mental Health Court
Judge Howard
Provo
Misdemeanor Court
Judge Romney
Provo
Veterans Court
Judge McVey

5th District

Cedar City
Adult Felony Drug Court
Judge Walton
St. George
Adult Drug Court
Judge Wilcox
St. George
Dependency Drug Court
Judge Leavitt
Cedar City
Adult Mental Health Court
Judge Walton
St. George
Adult Mental Health Court
Judge Walton

6th District

Kanab
Adult Felony Drug Court
Judge Bagley
Manti
Adult Felony Drug Court
Judge Bagley
Richfield
Adult Felony Drug Court
Judge Lee
Richfield
Adult Felony Drug Court
Judge Bagley
Richfield
Adult Mental Health Court
Judge Lee

7th District

Castle Dale
Adult Felony Drug Court
Judge Thomas
Price
Adult Felony Drug Court
Judge Thomas
Moab
Adult Felony Drug Court
Judge Manley
Monticello
Adult Drug Court
Judge Torgerson
Moab
Dependency Drug Court
Judge Manley
Price
Dependency Drug Court
Judge Bunnell

8th District

Vernal
Adult Drug Court
Judge McClellan
Vernal
Adult Mental Health Court
Judge McClellan

The Utah State Courts mission is to provide the people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law.


Page Last Modified: 9/7/2018
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