Maine treatment courts provide intensive, community-based, court-supervised treatment and strict accountability for eligible individuals with serious substance use and/or mental health disorders who are involved with the criminal justice or child protection system.
Goals of treatment courts
- Help make communities safer by reducing criminal behavior and recidivism
- Address the underlying causes of criminal behavior by individuals with serious substance use disorders and/or mental health disorders
- Educate those involved in the criminal justice and child protection system and the public about substance use and mental health issues
- Increase participants’ personal, family, and community accountability
- Develop and strengthen healthy and safe parent-child relationships
- Use limited judicial system resources efficiently and effectively
Where can I find treatment services in Maine?
The following treatment services are available in the state, by region. This listing is current as of Spring 2020.
|Region 1: York||Mental Health||Substance Use Disorder|
|Region 2: Cumberland||Mental Health||Substance Use Disorder|
|Region 3: Franklin, Oxford, Androscoggin||Mental Health||Substance Use Disorder|
|Region 4: Kennebec, Somerset||Mental Health||Substance Use Disorder|
|Region 5: Penobscot, Piscataquis||Mental Health||Substance Use Disorder|
|Region 6: Waldo, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc||Mental Health||Substance Use Disorder|
|Region 7: Hancock, Washington||Mental Health||Substance Use Disorder|
|Region 8: Aroostook||Mental Health||Substance Use Disorder|
For general questions about Maine treatment courts:
Richard Gordon, Esq.
Coordinator of Specialty Dockets
Telephone: (207) 213-2858
Administrative Office of the Courts
P.O. Box 4820
Portland, ME 04112-4820