Drug Court

County Attorney Polk participates in the Yavapai County Drug Court which was first created in September of 2000 and has been active ever since. Drug Court provides support and accountability for offenders charged with or convicted of drug and drug-related crimes. An alternative to regular criminal adjudication, Drug Court teams typically consist of a judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, probation officer, and a treatment provider who collaborate to design appropriate treatment and counseling, as well as incentives and sanctions to reduce the offender’s dependency on illicit drugs and recidivism.  Defendants typically have a demonstrated drug addiction that has put them in contact with law enforcement and the judicial system. Offenders must comply with certain rules and, if successful, the offender’s charges will be reduced.