MATCP: Missouri Association of Treatment Court Professionals

The Prosecutor is responsible for screening the offenders for eligibility into the drug court. Once an arrest is made, they review the charges, determine if the offender is eligible and talks to the offender about “volunteering” for the drug court. If the offender agrees to participate, the prosecutor may be responsible for explaining the program and having them sign locally required waivers for entry into the program. Once in the courtroom, the prosecutor is a non-adversarial player in the process.