The following eligibility requirements must be met for Recovery Court participation, subject to review and approval by the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney:
In addition, potential participants must be:
Clinically diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder
Referral sources include:
Forms to be completed by the Referring Attorney:
The referring attorney will complete the referral packet with his/her client and submit to Judge Donald Johnson’s office. The ADA will review the file, defendant’s prior charges, and make a decision on whether to approve the defendant for Recovery Court. If recommended, the defendant will be evaluated by the recovery court staff to determine if the defendant is clinically appropriate for treatment.
If clinically appropriate for the program, the defense attorney will be notified that his/her client is approved for recovery court treatment and will be set on the docket in the Recovery Court Section to plead into recovery court.
If you have questions regarding the referral documents, contact Jalen Honora, Intake Coordinator.