The drug court system provides and combines intensive treatment with strict supervision. The New Hampshire Judicial Branch provides oversight to the drug court team that delivers comprehensive services. The drug court team is made up of a Judge, prosecuting attorney, public defender, probations and parole officer, local law enforcement, treatment representative, a coordinator, and case manager. The Grafton County Drug Treatment Court oversees individuals who are charged with crimes that are generally non-violent in nature. The participants receive intensive supervision and treatment rather than a lengthy prison term. The program is voluntary and gives the participants the opportunity to live a productive substance-free life.
The Grafton County Drug Treatment Court is managed by the North Country Health Consortium.
The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) now holds the contract for the Grafton County Drug Treatment Court (DTC), an Alternative Sentencing Program designed to help adult offenders whose substance use disorder has led to criminal behavior.
Lillian “Annie” Crowley of Wells River, Vermont has recently accepted the position of Drug Court Coordinator. While she joins NCHC to take on this role, Crowley is not new to the program. She was previously the Case Manager of the Grafton County DTC when the contract was held by Grafton County. As the program transitioned to the North Country Health Consortium, so too did Crowley, who now oversees the overall management and compliance of the program. “I have a passion for this population,” said Crowley, “I have a desire to make change that matters.”
The mission of the Drug Treatment Court Sentencing Program for Grafton County is to assist criminal offenders in breaking the cycle of crime and substance misuse, while improving community safety, and decreasing financial costs currently incurred by the criminal justice system. Within an 18- to 36-month window, each part of the multi-phase intervention program focuses on key concepts of addiction recovery, from stabilization to continuing care. DTC works with its participants to determine the appropriate level of care needed, collaborating between several agencies to provide substance use disorder treatment, psycho-educational programs, and consistent supervision—including swift sanctions for violations and rewards for positive behavior— aimed at supporting participants to maintain a drug-free lifestyle.
“With her professional background, commitment, and belief in the program,” said Nancy Frank, Chief Executive Officer of the North Country Health Consortium, “Annie will continue to be an asset to the Grafton County Drug Treatment Court Program, in addition to the overall mission of NCHC.”
The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) welcomes Lillian “Annie” Crowley to the team as the Coordinator for the Grafton County Drug Treatment Court, an Alternative Sentencing Program focused on rehabilitation and designed to help adult offenders whose substance use disorder has led to crime.
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