The Frederick County Drug Treatment Court (DTC) is a voluntary, non-adversarial judicial response to non-violent, drug addicted offenders charged in Circuit Court. The DTC is a post-plea, pre-sentence program. In order to enter the DTC, the defendant must plead guilty and sentencing is deferred. The defendant must participate fully with all prescribed treatment and instructions of the DTC staff. Sentencing will occur upon graduation or termination from DTC.
The DTC provides a comprehensive program of supervision and treatment, which includes substance abuse treatment, education, and vocational and rehabilitative services.