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Effective Treatment as an Alternative to Incarceration

What We Do

Recovery Court addresses the needs of defendants whose primary dependency on alcohol or non-opiate drugs results in criminal charges and low-level felonies. The program establishes effective treatment as an alternative to incarceration improving quality of life and increasing community safety by providing Court oversight and linking defendants to appropriate treatment and service providers.

Community Partnerships

Recovery Court works with a variety of community partners and providers to offer a wide range of supportive and therapeutic services including an employment program with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities that assists acquiring employment during and after their time in the program.

"We are really glad to be able to offer this opportunity to our participants."

— Judge David Tyack, Former Judge of Recovery Court



Recovery Court, formerly the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Program (ADAP) was created in 2009 as a voluntary specialized docket program and as the original drug court. The Program is certified by the Supreme Court of Ohio to provide services to high risk, high need defendants. Participation in Recovery Court has steadily increased over the last decade and currently serves 60-75 participants, with approximately 75% having OVI charges involving alcohol or drugs. 

What to Expect

Participants in Recovery Court agree to the following:

  • Plead guilty and be placed on community control sanctions 
  • No possession, purchase, sale or use of illegal substances and/or alcohol
  • Participation in individual or group counseling, mental health and/or anger management treatment
  • Attend weekly check-ins and individual status reviews
  • Daily calls and random drug testing
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