Drug Treatment Court of Vancouver

The Drug Treatment Court of Vancouver (DTCV) is an alternative to mainstream court for people who commit criminal offences to support drug addiction.

Participation in the DTCV is voluntary. It requires participants take part in a supervised, 14-month, intensive day-treatment program through the Drug Court Treatment and Resource Centre (DCTRC).

Probation officers deliver case management and planning for clients enrolled in DTCV. In addition to identifying risk factors and intervention strategies, they also take part in outreach programs with integrated care team staff.

The Drug Court Treatment and Resource Centre is a team of probation officers, addictions counsellors, health care workers and an employment assistance worker that works to address participants’ complex needs.

The program has shown it can reduce reoffending by up to 56%.