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Welcome from the Brooklyn Treatment Court

The Brooklyn Treatment Court offers substance abuse treatment as an alternative to incarceration for individuals with a substance use disorder, arrested in Brooklyn and charged with a nonviolent felony and/or misdemeanor offense.  The Brooklyn Treatment Court emerged out of the realization that criminal behavior among individuals with a substance use disorder often results from having to support a drug dependency, not from deep-seated criminality.  By offering court-monitored treatment, the Brooklyn Treatment Court aims to break the damaging and costly cycle of addiction, crime, and incarceration.  The Brooklyn Treatment Court thereby aims to improve the lives of its participants and decrease the prevalence of substance abuse and drug-related crime in Brooklyn, New York.  Over the years, the Brooklyn Treatment Court has expanded its services to help specialized populations through dedicated tracks within the Court such as the Veterans Court, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Court, and the Enhanced Treatment Track for individuals with co-occurring disorders.