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Drug & Mental Health Courts

Specialty court programs for offenders with substance abuse or mental health diagnoses are available in various Superior and Circuit Court District Division locations in New Hampshire. These treatment courts combine community based treatment programs with strict court supervision and progressive incentives and sanctions.  By linking offenders to treatment services, the program aims to address offender's substance abuse and mental health diagnoses that led to criminal behavior, thereby reducing recidivism, and protecting public safety. These treatment court programs are designed to promote compliance with treatment programs as an alternative to jail time.

Felony drug court programs for adult offenders are available in Belknap, Carroll, Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, Hillsborough (North and South), Merrimack, Rockingham, and Strafford Counties. A defendant who enters those drug court programs must reside in the County where drug court is offered, in addition to having committed the crime in that county.  The same provisions apply to Drug and Mental Health programs in the Circuit Court District Division, along with our Veterans dockets.

Learn more about drug courts regionally from the NEARCP.
Or about drug courts nationwide from All Rise.

NH Judicial Branch Administrative Offices
Attention: NH Office of Drug Offender Program
1 Granite Place, Suite N400 
Concord, NH 03301
Phone Number: 603-271-2030 

Mental Health Courts Guidelines