MATCP: Missouri Association of Treatment Court Professionals
Judge

The Judge is central to the overall success of the drug court program. The participant talks directly with the judge instead of through counsel. It is during this time that the judge lets the offender know what is expected of him/her regarding the program and recovery process, the legal aspects of the program (if the person fails the drug court or decides to “drop-out”), and will provide the sanctions and rewards as needed.