Adult Treatment Court
The mission of the Adult Treatment Court is to enhance the well-being and safety of the community through heightened treatment and supervision of substance abusing offenders, providing comprehensive services with the goal of breaking the cycle of abuse. For additional information and referral requests regarding Adult Treatment Court please visit the website at http://circuitcourt.co.cal.md.us/31/Adult-Treatment-Court.
Mental Health Dockets
Both District and Circuit Court have Mental Health Dockets. The Mental Health Dockets provide services to offenders with mental health concerns and increase effective treatment, thereby, reducing recidivism.
Court Diversion Program
This program permits young, first-time offenders the opportunity to avoid a criminal record if they successfully complete a 6-week course of counseling and education through the Calvert County Health Department – Behavioral Health. The program is open to individuals aged 18-25, with no prior adult criminal record, who are charged with relatively minor offenses in the District Court. Persons charged with violent offenses, DUI, firearms violations, and domestic-related offenses are not eligible. Candidates who are accepted into the program will have their charges placed on the inactive docket. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to have the charges dismissed and records expunged. Candidates who do not complete the program will have their charges reinstated for prosecution. The program is strictly voluntary, and there is a fee of $175.