Drug Court

37th District Treatment Court

Treatment Court Judge – Judge Michael C. Chupa
Treatment Court Coordinator – Donna Cilluffo: (586) 574-4961
Case Manager-Tara Pittman: (586)574-4981,
Administrative Assistant- Lana Harrison: (586)574-4974

The 37th District Court Treatment Court offers:

  • Drug Court;
  • Trac II; or
  • Sobriety Court.

The program is designed to:

  • Assist in the recovery process.
  • Offer participants outpatient counseling, intensive outpatient treatment, residential treatment, and detox and/or three-quarter housing.
  • Prepare offenders for life without substance abuse.

The team:

  • Works together to determine the best treatment plan for each participant.
  • Includes: Judge Sabaugh, Coordinator, Case Managers, Defense Attorney, Treatment Representative and Drug Testing Personnel.
  • Utilizes graduated sanctions and incentives to help the participant achieve and maintain sobriety.
  • Meets with participants frequently throughout the program to monitor progress and make necessary changes to their treatment plan.

Treatment Court Questions & Answers

  • Any non-violent felony or misdemeanor offenses caused by the offender’s addiction. The only non-violent charge not accepted into the program is Delivery/Manufacture Narcotics over 50 grams.

  • The Prosecuting Attorney has to agree to admission to Treatment Court on felony cases.
  • Must be a non-violent offender.
  • Only allowed to have one A&B or DV on their criminal history.
  • Must be able to participate in the program (cannot have a severe medical or mental health problem that would prevent them from full participation).
  • Must not be on narcotics, certain anti-anxiety medications, and/or use certain legal substances such as marijuana, alcohol, and/or kratom.
  • Defense Attorney, Prosecuting Attorney, or Case Manager
  • Felony offenders may get a reduction to a misdemeanor offense upon successful completion of the program.
  • Participants obtain intensive supervision and treatment to support recovery.
  • Treatment Court has funding available to pay for treatment, three-quarter housing, drug testing, dental procedures, and other resources.
  • Trac II and Sobriety Court: $500.00**
  • Drug Court: $1,000.00**
    ** Additional fines and costs may be assessed
  • The Drug Court program consists of three phases which can be completed in 18 months. The Sobriety Court and Trac II programs consist of two phases which can be completed in 12 months.
  • Yes. Cases from other jurisdictions can be transferred to the Treatment Court at the 37th District Court.
  • The Drug Court Program is for felony offenders. Trac II and the Sobriety Court programs are for misdemeanor offenders.