ALERT: COVID 19 CHANGES
Toronto Drug Treatment Court is Open !
Please note the following pandemic related changes:
- Court sessions are held Tuesdays only at 1:00 pm
- Courtroom M2 via Zoom
- Court is for current participants, those picked up on new charges and warrants
Plus….TDTC is accepting new clients!
Please note the following for new applications:
- While new applications are being processed, the matters are to remain in the respective courthouses until a decision is made.
- If screened eligible, the DTC staff will inform you and arrangement will be made to have the matter adjourned to a DTC sitting date.
- Please use the following forms and note the information re: procedures/eligibility
Note: Scroll to the bottom of this page for:
- Application Form
- Crown Questionnaire
Please send forms to the DTC inbox at: : email@example.com
Note, information above is new for pandemic purposes....
Since 1998 the TDTC has been committed to providing alternatives to incarceration for Torontonians who face criminal charges related to drug addictions. This voluntary program is a joint partnership between a number of constituencies:
- CAMH - Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
- Ontario Court of Justice
- Federal Dept. of Justice
- Legal Aid Ontario
- Ministry of the Attorney General
- Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
- Public Prosecution Service of Canada
- Other community agencies
Funding for the Toronto Drug Treatment Court Program is provided by:
- The Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General: provides partial funding for core program
- The Toronto Central LHIN and Ontario MInistry of Health and Long-Term Care: provides housing program funding
- Private donations (through the CAMH Foundation, Corporate Volunteer Program and Gifts of Light and fundraising efforts): provides for special events, client comfort items and program incentives
Who can participate
Participation is available to adults who have an addiction (to one or more of: cocaine/crack, opiates, methamphetamines) who are facing non-violent charges which are connected in some way to their addiction/means of obtaining drugs. The type of crimes accepted are: non-commercial trafficking, minor property charges, possession, etc.
Turning lives around
The TDTC helps people with addictions to substances make positive changes using a multi-tiered community based approach:
- Supervised harm reduction treatment
- Abstinence support
- Group and individual counseling
- Securing shelter and housing
- Opiate substition therapy
- Case Management
Upon graduation participants do not go to prison. They normally receive non-custodial/probation sentences and leave with renewed hope for a drug free life.