A Treatment Court is a specialty court that is given the responsibility of handling cases involving non-violent, drug and alcohol-using offenders through comprehensive supervision, drug testing and treatment services. A Treatment Court has much more oversight than traditional probation or parole. Violations are detected early and sanctions, as well as incentives for good behavior and progress, are immediate, increasing the likelihood of successful rehabilitation.
The Warren/Centerline Treatment Court (A.S.A.P) was started by the Honorable Dawnn Gruenburg in October of 1999, in an effort to relieve congestion in our court system. The City of Warren, being the 3rd largest city in the State of Michigan, has a population of approximately 134,000. Because of its size and geographic location, Warren has also contributed the largest portion of the overall crime in Macomb County. The majority of this criminal activity has been directly related to the use of drugs and alcohol.
The Warren-Center Line Treatment Court consists of three programs: A felony drug court, a misdemeanor drug court and a sobriety court. The mission of the Warren-Center Line Treatment Court is to stop the abuse of alcohol and other drugs and reduce criminal activity.
The goals of the Treatment Court have been to reduce recidivism, to increase public safety and to save tax payer dollars by cutting down costs associated with unnecessary incarceration. This is accomplished by placing non-violent offenders, as well as probation and parole violators with identifiable substance abuse problems, into the Treatment Court. The structured, non-adversarial, treatment oriented program helps the participants take responsibility for their crimes and their futures.
The Treatment Court program requirements are as follows: To submit to random drug and alcohol testing, engage in substance abuse counseling (and mental health counseling, if needed), attend weekly court and/or case management sessions, obtain employment and/or attend school, pay a program fee, obtain a GED, High School diploma, and/or job training, attend a minimum of three AA/NA meetings per week, perform community service, attend Nutrition and Money Management classes (and Anger Management/Parenting when appropriate), and other required treatment court activities.
TREATMENT COURT STATISTICS
- TO DATE, THERE HAVE BEEN NEARLY 400 GRADUATES FROM THE TREATMENT COURT PROGRAMS.
- OUR RECIDIVISM RATE IS 8%, TRACKED OVER TWO YEAR PERIOD.
- WE HAVE SAVED THE TAXPAYERS OVER 12 MILLION DOLLARS IN INCARCARATION FEES ALONE, SINCE THE INCEPTION OF OUR PROGRAM.
- IT COSTS A MINIMUM OF $30,000 ANNUALLY, TO INCARCERATE ONE PERSON.
- IT COSTS BETWEEN $2,500 AND $4,000 PER PERSON TO GO THROUGH THE TREATMENT COURT PROGRAM.
- WE HAVE GRADUATED MANY WOMEN WHO DELIVERED DRUG FREE BABIES WHILE IN OUR PROGRAM. THEIR DRUG OF CHOICE WAS EITHER HEROIN OR CRACK COCAINE.
- WE HAVE REUNITED COUNTLESS FAMILIES, AS WELL AS SAVING MANY LIVES.
TREATMENT COURT STAFF
Treatment Court Main Line: 586-574-4966.
Treatment Court Fax: 586-574-0445
Judge Matthew Sabaugh: 586-574-4935
Coordinator – Tom Jekielek: 586-574-4944
Case Manager – Donna Cilluffo: 586-574-4961 | Millie Murdock: 586-574-4981
The Treatment Drug Court is open during the following hours:
Monday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30 AM – 12:00 NOON and 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 12:00 NOON and 1:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Drug Court offices are located in the lower level of the 37th District Court building, 8300 Common Rd., Warren, MI 48093. Covered parking is provided free of charge in the City parking garage, located adjacent to the City Hall, and across the street, south of the 37th District Court and the Warren Police Department.
OTHER IMPORTANT NUMBERS
Macomb County Community Mental Health (for questions regarding mental health treatment for Macomb County Residents) – 586-469-5275
CARE (Community Assessment Referral and Education) –County Referral Agency for Macomb County residents on Medicaid or without health insurance who are interested in obtaining Substance Abuse treatment – 586-541-2273
Michigan Rehabilitative Services (MRS) (Job training Assistance) – 586-498-5852
Leaps and Bounds – GED preparation, literacy classes and numerous award winning programs for the community – 586-759-3895
Macomb County Community Services Agency – For assistance in obtaining emergency services (food, utility payments, etc.) – 586-759-9150
Alcoholics Anonymous Toll Free Hotline – 877-337-0611
Narcotics Anonymous Toll Free Hotline – 877-338-1188
Neighbors Caring for Neighbors (Emergency Medical Services) – 586-469-3750
Michigan State Cooperative Extension (Classes in Anger Management, Parenting, Nutrition, Money Management and other state of the art programming) 586-469-6432