ACCOUNTABILITY IN ACTION
Jefferson County started problem solving courts with the goals of improving outcomes, lowering taxpayer costs, and stopping the revolving door of the court systems for participants and their families.
Problem solving courts demand rigorous accountability from their participants including:
- Screening prior to acceptance
- Frequent appearances in court
- Monitoring for substance abuse
- Intensive, integrated treatment plans
- Community Service
Individualized case plans combined with frequent judicial oversight empowers clients to engage in treatment and take responsibility for their own success.