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Drug Court

Douglas County Drug Court

Judge Mark Simpson

The Douglas County Drug Court was established in January 2020 as a four-phase treatment program for adults who have been arrested or charged with a non-violent felony offense and are having difficulty staying substance-free.

The Drug Court is a collaboration among the Court, Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, Criminal Justice Services, Defense Attorneys, Local Law Enforcement, DCCCA and other community-based treatment providers.

Prospective program participants should consult with their Attorneys, who in turn will contact the District Attorney’s Office.

Link to Drug Court documents

Link to Drug Court contact info


The mission of the Drug Court of Douglas County is to reduce recidivism of individuals with substance use disorder who are in the criminal justice system by offering community treatment and a therapeutic court setting.


  • Reduce recidivism among Drug Court participants.
  • Promote and enhance public safety.
  • Provide accountability and alternatives to incarceration for those with substance use disorders.
  • Engage the community in the recovery process through education and awareness of the addiction cycle.

By working together, the Team provides the participants with long-term treatment; judicial oversight; consistent, supportive supervision; objective measures of abstinence; and recovery skills necessary to maintain a substance-free lifestyle. The Team hopes to provide an alternative to incarceration that positively affects the participants and strengthens their family and the community.

Documents and Forms

Drug Court Program Team

The Drug Court Program team at the Recovery Walk on Sept. 21, 2021


Drug Court Departments

Criminal Justice Services

Adult Services

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Phone: 785-331-1300

Email Us - Adult Services North Facility

District Attorney

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Phone: 785-841-0211

Email Us - District Attorney's Office

7th Judicial District Court

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Phone: 785-832-5256

Email Us - District Court


Drug Court - Contacts

Shannon YoungAdult Services SupervisorCriminal Justice
Katrina HayesDiversion CoordinatorCriminal Justice
Shannon BrueggeAdult Services Officer II - Drug CourtCriminal Justice