Women’s Substance Use Disorder Prosecutor-Led Diversion and Treatment Program (WDP)
- Public Info
- Alternatives to Incarceration
*What is the mission of the WDP?
*When was the WDP established?
*What population does the WDP serve?
*Who can refer cases to the WDP?
The mission of the WDP is to reduce Justice System involvement of Non-Violent Female Offenders with Substance Use Disorders by utilizing a Prosecutor-led Diversion, community resources and services.
In March 2018, the Douglas County Women’s Substance Use Disorder Prosecutor-Led Diversion and Treatment Program was established to more effectively address the increasing number of non-violent repeat female participants cycling through the local court systems and the adult detention center.
The program is a specialized pre-trial, prosecutor-led diversion program targeting, incarcerated females where they are released to a meaningful monitoring program with support services aimed at addressing substance use, mental health, housing and employment, resulting in restoration of their social status.
The program will identify and oversee participants’ involvement in supportive services aimed at reducing their return to custody. The diversion will last up to 12 month and will be for women incarcerated at Douglas County Correctional Facility, who have an identified substance use disorder, and who are selected for participation based on medical necessity criteria and Reentry screening.
The diversion program is supported by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Reentry Program and DCCCA.
Referrals to WDP
DGCO Reentry, District Attorney, Defense Attorney, Judges, Police & Probation Officers, Law Enforcement, Adult Services, Community Partners: DCCCA, Bert Nash, & Private Treatment Provider