SKAGIT COUNTY SPECIALTY COURTS
- Adult Drug Court (Information coming soon)
- Mental Health Court
- Family Treatment Court (Information coming soon)
The purpose of specialty courts
Specialty courts are collaborative, problem-solving courts designed to promote public safety and reduce recidivism by addressing the factors that make offenders more likely to reoffend.
These specialty courts have an intensive program of evaluation, treatment and frequent monitoring of compliance. The goal is to bring stability, sobriety and safety to drug or alcohol addicted or the mentally ill offenders while ensuring the security and well-being of the community.
Skagit County Specialty Courts draw on the expertise and cooperation of Skagit County Superior Court, Skagit County Prosecuting Attorney and Public Defender, law enforcement, local advocacy and support agencies, and private providers of mental health, substance abuse and ancillary services.
Specialty courts have proven successful to help break the cycle and offer offenders a chance to change their lives.