Drug Court Approved by Council

Sadye Matula

Otter Tail County Drug Courtroom Accepted by Judicial Council February 4, 2022 – Otter Tail County, MN– The Minnesota Judicial Council in January accepted a new adult drug courtroom system in Otter Tail County. In accordance to the Minnesota Judicial Department, “The Otter Tail County Adult Drug Court docket will […]

Otter Tail County Drug Courtroom Accepted by Judicial Council

February 4, 2022 – Otter Tail County, MN– The Minnesota Judicial Council in January accepted a new adult drug courtroom system in Otter Tail County. In accordance to the Minnesota Judicial Department, “The Otter Tail County Adult Drug Court docket will target grownup offenders in Otter Tail County who are billed with felony drug crimes and established to have a substance use dysfunction.” Tria Mann will serve as the drug court coordinator and the Honorable Kevin Miller will preside about the application. Otter Tail County Adult Drug Court will be Minnesota’s 70th operational procedure courtroom.

“Throughout Minnesota, we have viewed innumerable examples of repeat drug offenders moving into drug courts, acquiring the help and procedure they want from the drug court docket staff, and graduating the application in restoration, employed, and prepared to add to their neighborhood,” remarked Judge Kevin Miller. “We are proud to now be able to offer you this courtroom in Otter Tail County.” Choose Miller has been performing with the Otter Tail County DWI Court docket considering the fact that 2018.

This will be Otter Tail County’s next procedure court program. The County established its DWI Court in 2008 and considering that its inception has attained several awards. In 2017 the DWI Court docket System gained the ‘Excellence in Corrections Award for Exceptional Leadership and Growth in the Discipline of Probation’ by means of the Minnesota Association of County Probation Officers (MACPO). The DWI Court Team also gained the 2021 ‘Excellence in Corrections Award’ via MACPO. Mann will provide as coordinator for the two applications.

Tria Mann shared her appreciation in the collaborative exertion it took to gain the grant, “Receiving the grant from the Business office of Justice Plans, Bureau of Justice Help, will take a large amount of setting up and operating collectively and I am grateful for all the companions both federal government and non-public that came together to train, create and now will employ the drug court docket application.” Mann continued, “It is this kind of collaboration that can make a true variance in the life of an person and our group.”

The drug court method will have ability for 25 participants and is expected to start pretty much instantly. Otter Tail County would like to thank the Minnesota Judicial Department, 7th Judicial District Otter Tail County Courtroom and Administration, State of Minnesota Section of Corrections, Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners, Otter Tail County Probation, County Attorney’s Business office, Sherriff’s Business office, and Human Companies Section, Transformative Restoration Centre, NorthStar Behavioral Health and fitness, Lake Location Health care MAT Companies, Fergus Falls Law enforcement Section and nearby defense attorney Jeff Skonseng, for all the function they have set into bringing the drug court to Otter Tail County.

Drug Court staff: Judge Miller, Wade Erickson, Hallie Metcalf and Tria Mann

The Otter Tail County Grownup Drug Courtroom System is a 15-month software with 5 phases.  The length of time a participant spends in the system is dependent on unique development.  Each and every stage is composed of specified cure aims, therapeutic and rehabilitative routines, and unique needs for progression into the next phase.  For additional data, please speak to the Probation Office at 218-998-8500.

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