|ELIGIBILITY CHECK LIST
IS YOUR CLIENT APPROPRIATE FOR DRUG COURT?
Does your client appear to have or admit to having a substance abuse or addiction problem?
Is your client a NON-VIOLENT offender without current or previous convictions/arrest for violent offenses?
Is your client currently being charged with a drug offense that does not involve trafficking, distribution or manufacturing of CDS?
If you have answered YES to ALL THREE questions, your client may be eligible for The Oklahoma County Drug Court Program.
PROCEDURE TO HAVE THE CLIENTS CASE REVIEWED FOR DRUG COURT
Step One: Request the Assistant District Attorney assigned to the case review their files and consider the client for Drug Court. If the case is already on a District Judge docket or is a revocation, also clear it with the Judge.
Step Two: Have the file(s) forwarded to the Assistant District Attorney assigned to The Drug Court Program, Kelly Basey.
Step Three: Contact Sgt. Vanessa Price – Oklahoma City Police Department, via fax, and provide: Information for current case, all pending case numbers including revocations, social security number and date of birth of client. This can be written in on the information sheet, no additional paperwork will need to be faxed. FAX # 405-297-1428
FOLLOW-UP: Contacting one of the following to determine if you client is appropriate for the program.
ADA Kelly Basey: 713-1756 PD Eugenia Baumann: 713-1556
Tim Weldon: 713-1185 Vanessa Price: 297-1299
If the preliminary background information indicates that your client is appropriate for the
program, the case is transferred to the Drug Court Docket and an assessment will be scheduled with one of the program’s treatment providers.
If your client is accepted into the program, a plea date will be set (usually on Tuesday) and the client will begin the treatment phase of the program. After the plea, you will not be required to attend court unless your client absconds or is being revoked.
You can monitor your client’s progress by contacting one of the above listed follow-up individuals or by attending a Drug Court session any Friday.