The mission of the Potter, Randall, and Armstrong Counties CSCD is to provide individualized supervision that promotes both accountability and effective interventions, which in turn, creates a safer community.
Improving lives for a safer community.
RESPECT and DIGNITY: We treat every
individual with respect and dignity.
INTEGRITY and TRUST: We have high ethical principles creating an atmosphere of integrity and trust.
CONTRIBUTION and PERFORMANCE: We believe that contribution of everyone is valued, and everyone has the opportunity to perform at their highest level.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We are accountable to our courts, our community, our clients, and our team.
ABILITY TO CHANGE: We believe that all people have the ability to change regardless of their past.
COLLABORATION: We are committed to collaboration with other community resources to address our clients' needs and achieve positive results.
EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES: Evidence-based practices and policies are utilized to insure our best efforts are leading to desired outcomes.
EXCELLENCE: We seek excellence in everything that
we do and continuously strive for improvement.
KNOWLEDGE: We are dedicated to creating an environment that encourages learning and professional growth.
Potter, Randall, and Armstrong County CSCD offers the
following programs and services:
Pretrial Diversion Program
Sex Offender Program
Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Community Control Program
Mentally Impaired Program
Drug Court Program
Drug Court Aftercare Program
Domestic Violence Program
Domestic Violence Pretrial Diversion Program
In October 2010, the Potter, Randall and Armstrong
Counties CSCD in collaboration with and under the
supervision of the judiciary, established Accountability
Court which would later transition into the 181st Drug
Court. The Drug Court program utilizes a
multi-disciplinary team approach by coordinating efforts
of the judiciary, CSCD, District Attorney’s offices,
defense attorney, local mental health authority, and
substance abuse counselors.
The target population consists of probationers who not only present high needs for substance abuse but also exhibit high criminogenic risk. The program can last up to eighteen months. The 181st Drug Court utilizes evidence-based practices referenced in the Adult Drug Courts Best Practice Standards Volumes I and II. The Drug Court is funded by a Governor’s Grant through the CSCD that supports a portion of both the CSO and counselor salaries as well as program supplies. GPS/SCRAM and drug testing. The remainder of both the CSO and counselor salaries are paid out of Basic Supervision. In 2019, the program was expanded once again to add a grant funded Drug Court Aftercare caseload. This program allows the CSCD to maintain a balance of accountability, supervision, support, and encouragement even after the client has successfully completed Drug Court.
This year, the Potter County District Attorney’s Office developed and implemented the Veteran’s Treatment Court and Panhandle Regional Problem-Solving Court. The Veteran’s Treatment Court serves qualifying veterans placed on adjudicated or deferred probation as well as qualifying veterans placed on pre-trial diversion. The Panhandle Regional Problem-Solving Court diverts participants with mental health needs from the traditional criminal justice system. These are both court-supervised programs for justice involved persons needing frequent appearances with the Judge, individualized treatment plans and case management services, and other treatment and intervention options to maintain long-term recovery and reduce recidivism. These courts are both funded by Potter County.