Welcome to the Michigan Association of Treatment Court Professionals' (MATCP) website. Whether you are a judge, administrator, treatment provider, probation officer or just interested in drug courts, we hope that this site provides you with useful information. 

Judge Susan Dobrich, MATCP President

Feds Now Pushing States Toward Medical Treatment For Heroin Addicts

Posted 08/14/2015 - 8:41am by Karen MacKenzie

Some federal grants will even require rehab centers to offer it.


Great press coverage of our Interlock Study results

Posted 05/26/2015 - 11:15am by Karen MacKenzie

Here are a few of the articles and interviews that were published/broadcast to explain and support the Interlock Research Project results.  GREAT COVERAGE!  GREAT RESULTS!

Study: Ignition Interlocks Stop Repeat Drunk Driving Offenses – News Release

Ignition interlocks stop repeat drunk driving - Michigan Radio

From Specialty Courts, More Than Verdicts - Battle Creek Enguirer

Chief Justice Young talks about ignition interlock devices on The Frank Beckmann Show (AUDIO) – WJR Detroit

Study: Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlocks Effectively Cut Drunk Driving - CBS Detroit

Study: Ignition interlock program working in Michigan – The Detroit News

Judge Harvey Hoffman explains impact of devices on lowering repeat drunk driving rates - Lansing State Journal

Officials Hope Device Will Decrease Repeat DUI Offenders (VIDEO) – WLNS TV Lansing

Study: Devices lower repeat drunk driving rate - Lansing State Journal

Milford man: Sobriety court’s interlock ignition program changed my life – Oakland Press

Judge Vincent Westra Says Ignition Interlock Devices Improve Sobriety Court Participants' Lives and Give Them Hope – Kalamazoo Gazette

New report claims remarkable success at curbing drunk drivers - WKZO

Judge Michael Stepka Discusses Success of Ignition Interlock Device Proving To Be Successful in Michigan – Northern Michigan 9&10 News

Study:  Ignition Interlocks help cut drunken driving - Detroit Free Press (AP)

Ignition interlock study finds fewer repeat offenders are to blame - WLNS.com

Ignition Interlock Device Proving To Be Successful in Michigan - Northern Michigan 9&10 News

Officials to highlight sobriety court program - Traverse City Record-Eagle




Results Are In: Interlock Assists to Reduce Recidivism

Posted 04/15/2015 - 7:45pm by Karen MacKenzie

With four years of data we have large numbers of participants who have significant time logged after they have left probation. The important recidivism number is found on page 40, where the participants with at least three years in the program (participants with significant time off probation) have a DWI recidivism rate of 2.8% compared to standard probationers with a DWI recidivism rate of 5.5%.  Almost exactly half!  Another favorite finding is located on page 48.  The DWI/Sobriety Court Ignition Interlock program failure rate is 12%, while the DWI/Sobriety Court Non Interlock Group has a failure rate of 34%.  This would indicate that the Ignition Interlock program improves the outcomes in DWI/Sobriety Courts overall.

It is a fairly long read, but well worth it.

Ignition Interlock Questions and Answers Part One

Posted 03/27/2015 - 5:41pm by Karen MacKenzie

To help our treatment courts better understand the interlock process, MATCP worked with SCAO and Michigan Secretary of State to begin to outline some issues and answers.  This document is the first installment of that process.

2015 Conference Handouts Now Available

Posted 03/17/2015 - 11:40pm by amutch

Handouts and PowerPoint pdfs for the 2015 Conference presentations and sessions are now available for downloading and viewing

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