Los Angeles County Drug Program for Defendants with Felony Non-Violent Offenses Facing State Prison Commitments! Sentenced Offender Drug Court (“SODC”)!

Since 1998, the Los Angeles County Superior Court has overseen the “Sentenced Offender Drug Court” (SODC). The SODC is an intensive program for convicted, non-violent felony offenders who face state prison commitment due to their criminal records and history of drug addiction.

As an alternative to state prison, defendants with medium to high levels of drug addiction can be offered entry into the SODC program with formal probation in lieu of state prison.

SODC has both in-custody and post-release treatment program elements. All SODC participants spend approximately 100 days in the county jail where they are assigned to a specialized drug treatment module.

Post-release, defendants are assigned to a residential treatment facility where they begin comprehensive and intensive outpatient treatment.

Once successfully transitioned to outpatient treatment, the participants are provided job training, independent living skills education, and further drug treatment.

SODC serves approximately 100 participants at a time and is almost always at full capacity.

Those who are able to successfully complete the SODC program, remained probation complaint and drug-free for one year may petition the court for early termination of probation, dismissal, and expungement of the underlying charges.

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