Adult Recovery Court

The Snohomish County Adult Recovery Court (ARC) mission is to provide therapeutic and legal services for adults affected by substance use disorder and involved with the criminal justice system. Our program adheres to best practices and our approach is guided by compassion, accountability, and equity.

Our vision is to reduce recidivism by providing therapeutic services to encompass a person’s mental, physical, and social well-being for sustainable sobriety.


ARC allows people to participate in treatment services as an alternative to incarceration. Upon successful completion of ARC, a participant’s current felony charge(s) will be dismissed.

ARC is a twelve-to-eighteen month voluntary program providing treatment services to Snohomish County residents who are eighteen years of age or older, with pending felony charge(s) within Snohomish County that can be associated with their substance use. 


 


“I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR THE ADULT DRUG COURT PROGRAM. DRUG COURT GAVE ME A WONDERFUL LIFE OF HONESTY AND SUCCESS AND GAVE ME RESPECT IN THE COMMUNITY.”

-Graduate 2021-



 


ARC supports participants in their recovery journey through individualized case management, monitoring, and expedited services.


What we offer:


  • A team offering encouragement and support 
  • Individualized case management
  • Substance use disorder treatment
  • Mental health evaluations/ongoing services
  • Education assistance
  • Housing assistance
  • Connections to community resources
  • Skills and tools for maintaining recovery
  • Alumni group for continued support
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Our purpose is to increase child safety and reunite families; reduce substance use and strengthen community connection; and remove the stigma of substance use and advocate for a therapeutic approach.

How to Apply:


The first step in consideration for entry into Snohomish County Adult Recovery Court (ARC) is a referral to the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office from the client’s defense attorney. Once notified of a client’s interest in entering ARC, the Prosecuting Attorney assigned to ARC will confirm whether the client meets program requirements and facilitate the intake process. The client will be screened by a Recovery Court Coordinator, undergo a substance use disorder assessment, and take part in a mental health evaluation (if clinically recommended) prior to entering ARC. The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office may be reached by calling (425) 388-3333.


Please view the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and the Snohomish County Legal Eligibility Standards for more information on ARC program eligibility requirements.

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