Treatment Courts

Maine treatment courts provide intensive, community-based, court-supervised treatment and strict accountability for eligible individuals with serious substance use and/or mental health disorders who are involved with the criminal justice or child protection system.

Goals of treatment courts

  • Help make communities safer by reducing criminal behavior and recidivism
  • Address the underlying causes of criminal behavior by individuals with serious substance use disorders and/or mental health disorders
  • Educate those involved in the criminal justice and child protection system and the public about substance use and mental health issues
  • Increase participants’ personal, family, and community accountability
  • Develop and strengthen healthy and safe parent-child relationships
  • Use limited judicial system resources efficiently and effectively

Where can I find treatment services in Maine?

The following treatment services are available in the state, by region. This listing is current as of Spring 2020.

Region 1: York Mental Health Substance Abuse
Region 2: Cumberland Mental Health Substance Abuse
Region 3: Franklin, Oxford, Androscoggin Mental Health Substance Abuse
Region 4: Kennebec, Somerset Mental Health Substance Abuse
Region 5: Penobscot, Piscataquis Mental Health Substance Abuse
Region 6: Waldo, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc Mental Health Substance Abuse
Region 7: Hancock, Washington Mental Health Substance Abuse
Region 8: Aroostook Mental Health Substance Abuse

Contact

For general questions about Maine treatment courts:

Richard Gordon, Esq.
Coordinator of Specialty Dockets
Telephone: (207) 213-2858
Email: richard.gordon@courts.maine.gov

Administrative Office of the Courts
P.O. Box 4820
Portland, ME 04112-4820