Welcome to the Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals' (MADCP) 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. We encourage you to submit comments and suggestions about how we might better serve our MADCP members at admin@MADCP.org

Judge Susan Dobrich, MADCP President

2015 MADCP Conference

Posted 11/04/2014 - 11:17pm by amutch

Monday, March 23 (starting at 1 p.m.) through Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Conference Registration is now open!

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Hotel rooms currently available at:  Holiday Inn Express for $112 per room per night.  Please call Ann in Group Sales at 248-735-2781.

2nd Annual DWI Court Forum

Posted 10/07/2014 - 9:23pm by amutch

The Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals is pleased to host the second annual DWI Court forum on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 9:00am—3:30pm.

The forum is designed to exchange ideas and to identify current issues and best practices specific to DWI Courts around the state. This forum will be facilitated and participatory in nature.

Representatives from the Secretary of State will be present to answer questions regarding the Ignition Interlock project.

Attendance is FREE! Lunch will be provided and the cost of parking will be covered. See the attachment for more details. 

Map of Drug and Sobriety Courts in Michigan

Posted 10/09/2012 - 10:58pm by amutch

Click on the colored markers to learn more about each drug and sobriety court.

View Drug & Sobriety Courts in a full screen map

Specialty Court Training at the 2014 State Judical Conference

Posted 02/23/2014 - 5:32pm by Karen MacKenzie

March 25-27 at the Amway Grand in Grand Rapids

Specialty Court

sessions are as follows:

[2G] Regional Problem Solving Courts (Bowler, Parks)

[4G] DWI/Sobriety Ignition Interlock Program (Bowler, Hoffman)

[5H] Establishing the Essential Elements of a Mental Health Court (Parks, Pappas)

[6J] Veterans Therapeutic Court (Graham, Debbrecht-Switalski, Switalski, Voet)

[7H] Dynamics of Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the Implications for Criminal and Family Division Proceedings (Grimes, Hamilton, Powers, Khalil)

Please encourage your benchmates to attend and learn more about these important strategies.


Plese click the attached document for the full descriptions.

DWI/Sobriety Courts Ignition Interlock Program Becomes Permanent

Posted 12/16/2013 - 11:33am by Karen MacKenzie

     MADCP’s bills making the DWI/Sobriety Courts Ignition Interlock Program permanent have cleared both Houses of the legislature and have been sent to the Governor for signature.  The change to permanent status occurs on January 1, 2015 with the pilot status ending on December 31, 2014.
     Many thanks to all of you that worked to get this done.  The Bill is attached, below.


Posted 11/25/2013 - 10:32am by Karen MacKenzie

     As most of you know, the statute creating our DWI/Sobriety Court Ignition Interlock Program, which also has been tracking the effectiveness of interlocks in recidivism reduction, was initially created as a three year pilot project.  The “Sunset Provision” of the statute has the program ending on December 31, 2013.
     MADCP has sponsored two bills (HB 5020 and 5021) which lift the Sunset Provision and makes the program permanent. Our bills have passed the House and have cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee.  They should go to the floor of the Senate early  in the week of December 2.
     The Secretary of State has not opposed our bills but has it’s own bill (SB 637) which deals primarily with their oversight of the interlock providers.  Discussions are ongoing between the SOS and the interlock companies, it is not likely that they will wrap things up by December 31.
     There have been some indications that the SOS may recommend to the Senators that they simply extend the Sunset Provision by one year, so as to more closely tie movement on our very popular bills to SB 637. We obviously want the Senate to move HB 5020 and 5021without amendments, giving us the permanent program that we desire.
     Please call your Senator before December 3 to urge them to vote out HB 5020 and 5021 without amendments.
     Thanks for the help.

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