The Drug Treatment Court (DTC) is a District Court that provides supervised treatment, education and rehabilitation for offenders with problem drug use. It is an alternative to custody. The programme lasts for a minimum of 9 months — but it can take longer.  It is a voluntary programme. 

To succeed you have to show that you are prepared to be drug free (other than prescribed medications) and make positive changes in your life. The DTC judge and team work together to support you in keeping to the programme which is designed to suit your needs. There are rewards if you are doing well and also a scale of sanctions if you are not complying with the programme.

You will move through three phases, bronze, silver and gold, depending on your progress.