News and Announcements from the Drug Court Team

COVID-19 Emergency Order 4-A, Modified

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After further review of the ongoing increases in the percentage of positive COVID-19 cases being reported by the County, the Court has determined that moving forward with in-person hearings for Superior and Juvenile Court is not advisable at this time. Effective immediately, we will be cancelling all currently set in person dockets. Accompanying th...
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COVID-19 Emergency Order No 2

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​For Additional information Contact:Chad Connors at360-577-3085 orconnorsc@co.cowlitz.wa.us​ As Court Administration and the Judges have received more user input, and been able to more deeply examine our processes for ways we can improve health safety for both our staff and court users, we have issued a second order which should be read in con...
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COVID-19 Emergency Order No 1

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Cowlitz County Courts (District, Superior Court, and County Clerk) understands many people are concerned about the COVID-19 virus. We are working to make good decisions that protect the public and afford access to the court.We will continue to follow guidance from the Cowlitz County Health Department to help protect people's health. Court functions...
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Drug Court begins new Low Risk Track

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Today, the Adult Drug Court program welcomed it's first participant into a new Low-Risk treatment track.  National best practices for drug courts recommend that drug courts limit their participant's to defendants that have both a high level of need for supervision as well as a high risk to reoffend without treatment, using the classificat...
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SAFE Court Memorial Day Event

SAFE Court Memorial Day Event
 SAFE (Safe Addictions Free Environment) court events are used to bring together the SAFE Court team and SAFE Court youth by encouraging collaboration and teamwork. Fun activities help all to see each other in a different light and allows the youth to connect in a different setting other than the court room. These events also give SAFE court y...
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Public Law Library Updated

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"an increasingly large percentage of court participants rely upon their own research as they prepare and present their cases. I welcome the addition of the updated Law Library because it allows every person access to critical legal information. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful tool at our disposal." by Judge Michael Evans, who is a member ...
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