Treatment Court

The Goodhue County Treatment Court (GCTC) was formed in 2019 in a response to a growing need in the community to find alternative approaches to nonviolent offenders charged with a substance-related felony. GCTC represents a collaborative effort of criminal justice stakeholders working together to break the cycle of addiction by utilizing evidence-based practices in its delivery of services while also working with a collaboration of community providers for chemical health and ancillary services.

Through intensive judicial monitoring, comprehensive treatment services, and strict accountability while in the program, the GCTC promotes public safety, reduces prison and jail populations, and reduces prosecution and incarceration costs while improving the welfare of participants, their families and the greater community.

The program is a minimum of 19 months and is divided into six phases: Primary components of the program include chemical dependency and mental health assessment(s), participation in cognitive-behavioral programming, random alcohol and drug testing, home and office visits, regular court appearances, case management plans and meetings, attendance of community support groups and pro-social activities.

Since 2019, over 23 individuals from all walks of life have graduated from the GCTC’s intensive program. While no program is 100% successful, most graduates go on to lead drug and alcohol-free lifestyles, maintain employment, and are productive members of Goodhue County and surrounding areas.

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Jessica Schumacher, BS, LADC
Goodhue County Treatment Court Coordinator

Justice Center
454 West 6th Street
Red Wing, MN 55066

Phone: 651-267-4958
Fax: 651-267-4972

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