Adult Drug Treatment Court

"Made for Excellence"

Lindsay Tayman, MSW, Drug Court Coordinator
Jarah Hall, Drug Court Resource Manager

Phone: 410-334-3193
Fax: 410-334-3177
P.O. Box 806
Salisbury, Maryland 21803-0806

Program Mission

The mission of the Adult Drug Treatment Court for the Circuit Court for Wicomico County is to reduce substance abuse and related criminal activity by providing comprehensive, court supervised treatment that improves the effectiveness of the criminal justice system, and thereby improving the quality of life for all citizens of the county.

What Is Drug Treatment Court?

Drug Treatment Court (DTC) is a treatment-focused program that offers intensive rehabilitation services to criminal defendants whose crimes are driven by their addiction.

DTC is a 4-phase, 15-18 month program for adults who have either: violated their Circuit Court probation due to problems with drugs or alcohol or have an original case for sentencing in the Circuit Court. All participants must sign and submit the Participant Contract prior to admission into the program.  

This program is a team effort that involves the Circuit Court, State’s Attorney’s Office, Office of the Public Defender, Wicomico County Health Department, Wicomico County Department of Corrections, Division of Parole & Probation, and local law enforcement.  By working together, they seek to provide a variety of programs and consistent supervision geared toward supporting and helping participants obtain and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.

DTC involves MANDATORY AND FREQUENT court appearances, random drug testing, substance abuse treatment and counseling, and life skills development.  The Court awards incentives for compliant behavior and imposes sanctions for negative behavior.  All of the members of the DTC Team will assist participants to be sure they understand what is expected during their time in the program.

The DTC Team

The DTC team consists of the DTC Judge-in-Charge as well as the following individuals:

  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Assistant State’s Attorney
  • Treatment provider from the Health Department
  • Drug Court Coordinator
  • Community Supervision Agent (your assigned probation agent)
  • Made For Excellence – Resource Manager
  • Law Enforcement liaisons
  • Wicomico County Detention Center Representative(s)

"Made for Excellence"

“Made for Excellence” is the case management component of DTC that will provide instructional services for the purpose of replacing drug use with healthy living and recovery skills and criminal activity with life skills, career training and education.  Individual case plans are developed based on participant’s individualized and specific needs.