Who is eligible for the Recovery Court?
  • Must be a Van Buren County resident, or a resident of a county contiguous to Van Buren County and have his/her principal place of full-time employment in Van Buren County
  • All defendants who request entrance into sobriety court must be charged with a misdemeanor or felony operating while intoxicated (OWI) 2nd or OWI 3rd offense. Defendants who plead guilty to an OWI 1st with extenuating circumstances (i.e. high blood alcohol content BAC or previous OWI 7 years or older) will be considered.
  • Must be a non-violent offender
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or qualified alien
  • Pattern of substance abuse or dependency

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1. What is Sobriety Court?
2. Who is eligible for the Recovery Court?
3. What is the structure of Sobriety Court?
4. Why participate in Sobriety Court?
5. How do I get started?
6. Whom should I contact with questions?