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Juneau Therapeutic Court

What is the Juneau Therapeutic Court?

The Juneau Therapeutic Court (JTC) was created to assist alcoholic misdemeanor and felony DUI defendants who want to overcome their addiction and achieve lifetime sobriety. The JTC is a jail diversion program, offering the participant intensive substance abuse treatment and community supervision to help deal with their addiction. Entry into the program is not automatic. Each request to participate in JTC is reviewed on a case by case basis.

What are the benefits?

The principal benefits of completing the JTC program are achieving sobriety and avoiding incarceration. Graduates receive a reduced sentence minimizing jail time and fines on their current case.

Who is eligible?

A defendant is eligible to participate in the JTC if the defendant is:

How does the Juneau Therapeutic Court work?

The JTC is an 18-month program that requires commitment, strength, honesty, and persistence. Once a defendant has successfully “opted-in” to the court program the defendant is required to:

How do defendants get referred into the program?

Admission into the JTC Treatment Program is not automatic. The process for application to the program is as follows:

Contact Information:

For program information, contact the Project Coordinator at 907 463-4756 or by e-mail at sabernathy@courts.state.ak.us

JTC meets on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. in Courtroom “B”, Dimond Courthouse (4th and Main Street ). Judge Thomas Nave presides. The public is invited to attend. If you are interested in observing court, please call to confirm that court in being held on its regularly scheduled day. The number to call is 907 463-4756.


Rev. 4 June 2013
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