Collaborative Court Programs


The Collaborative Courts are an evidence based drug court model, which establishes a court team that builds on a long lasting partnership of community provided services that involve county government, including the Board of Supervisors and Superior Court administration. The Collaborative Courts work with individuals and families in the criminal justice, and child welfare systems that have been met with the challenge of substance abuse, mental illness and other social welfare issues. Clients are supervised by judicial officers who oversee the client treatment progress through regular court hearings, which includes the use of incentives and sanctions. It is vital that this community collaborative creates access to substance abuse and mental health treatment along with a myriad of additional agencies that provide academic and vocational programming, social services for offenders and their families, housing resources, and other resources needed for a successful reentry into the community. The goal of the Collaborative Courts is to improve client outcomes, reduce recidivism and improve public safety.

The San Joaquin County Superior Court has successfully implemented six adult drug courts since 1995, which include: Parole Reentry Court, Drug Court, DUI Drug Court, Dependency Drug Court, Veterans Court, and AB109 Compliance Courts, all of which have been highly successful.

Dependency Drug Court
Calendar:

Honorable Judge Alva – Department 9D

Mondays at 11:00 a.m. (PROP 2)

Honorable Judge Lucaccini – Department 9C

Fridays at 1:30 p.m. (PROP 1)

Description:

The PROP (Parental Recovery Options Plan) program was designed to provide an intensive court monitoring system to increase family reunification rates in San Joaquin County for families that have substance abuse problems. PROP is divided into two separate levels of monitoring:

PROP I is the first level of monitoring. Clients report to Dependency Court every 30-45 days. PROP I is recommended for clients with little or no prior history with:

  • Child Protective Services
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • Criminal History

PROP II is the second level of increased court monitoring. Clients are monitored by Drug Court weekly, bi-weekly and then monthly as the client progresses throughout the year. PROP II is for clients who have a prior history with:

  • CPS/Reunification failure
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • Criminal History
  • Pos-Tox Infants
  • PROP I Failure

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed for during the lunch hour- 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Contact Information:

Kelly Placeres, Director of Collaborative Courts

Estela Corona, Case Manager, 992-5412

Donna Roof, Case Manager, 992-5514

Maitte Garcia, Case Manager, 992-5536 

Adult Drug Court
Calendar:

Honorable Judge Eagle – Department 3C

Track 2: Mondays

8:30 am Track 2 (Females)

9:30 am Track 2 (Males)

Track 1: Tuesdays at 8:30

Description:

The purpose of Drug Court is to provide intensive court monitoring so that drug court clients can achieve total abstinence from drugs and alcohol and become productive and responsible members of society.

Eligibility for Drug Court:

San Joaquin County Drug Court targets individuals charged with misdemeanor or felony offenses. The judge orders formal or informal probation with a specific condition that the defendant enters and completes the Drug Court treatment program. Referrals are at the discretion of the Judge, District Attorney, and Defense Attorney.

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed for during the lunch hour- 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Contact Information:

Kelly Placeres, Director of Collaborative Courts

Salvador Mosqueda, Case Manager, 992-5226

Kim DeSoto, Case Manager, 992-5420

Kiersten Perkins, Case Manager, 992-5415

Parolee Reentry Court
Calendar:

Honorable Judge Vlavianos – Department 5C

Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m.

Description:

The Parolee Reentry Court Program (PRC) establishes a long lasting partnership of community services that involves county government and criminal justice representatives, which will aid with parolee reentry into the public.

Eligibility:

  • Both male and female parolees who reside in San Joaquin County, who have been released and have violated a condition of their parole.
  • Parolees who are considered a high risk at returning to prison.

Components:

  • Mandatory 12 months participation in PRC
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Evidence based treatment programs
  • Judicial supervision
  • Focus obtaining and maintaining employment
  • Transitional living, a safe & sober environment
  • Focus on obtaining GED if needed
  • Reunification with family
  • Primary health care and dental services
  • Anger management services

Contact Information:

Kelly Placeres, Director of Collaborative Courts

Reggie Galindo, Case Manager, 992-2520

DUI Court
Calendar:

Honorable Judge Vlavianos—Department 5C

Thursdays – Tier II DUI Court

8:00 am – DUI Court (Females)

10:00 am – DUI Court Tier II (Males)

Description:

This Multi-track DUI Court is an intensive program that combines judicial supervision with monitoring, drug and alcohol testing, mandated treatment when needed, and the use of incentives and sanctions to influence behavior changes. Participants are required to have one year of alcohol monitoring in addition to random drug and alcohol testing.

Eligibility:

  • All second offense DUIs and higher
  • Watercraft DUIs and wet and reckless repeat offenders

Components:

  • Regular court appearances
  • Accountability to fulfill both DMV and court sanctioned sentencing mandates
  • Regular drug and alcohol testing
  • Home inspections to ensure alcohol free compliance
  • Attendance to 12-step recovery programs
  • Treatment as mandated by the court

Contact Information:

Kelly Placeres, Director of Collaborative Courts

Sandra Lopez, Case Manager, 992-5414

Giovana Morfin-Treyes, Case Manager, 992-5673

Katelyn Whitfield, Case Manager, 992-5433

Ernesto Gonzalez, Case Manager, 992-5224

Nate Summers, Senior Case Manager, 992-5417

Post Release Compliance Court
Calendar:

Judge Eagle – Department 3C

Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m.

Description:

The Post Release Supervision Court Program (PRS) establishes a long lasting partnership of community services that involves county government including the Board of Supervisors and Superior Court administration, which will aid with probation reentry into the community.

Eligibility:

  • Both male and female AB109 Probationers in the San Joaquin County, who have been released and referred by probation.
  • Probationers considered at high risk for reoffending.

Components:

  • Judicial Supervision
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Focus obtaining and maintaining employment
  • Transitional living, a safe and sober environment
  • Focus on obtaining GED, if needed
  • Reunification with family
  • Primary health care and dental services
  • Anger management services

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed for during the lunch hour- 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Contact Information:

Kelly Placeres, Director of Collaborative Courts

Art Serna, Case Manager, 992-5409

Monitoring Court
Calendar:

Judge Vlavianos – Department 5C

Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.

Description:

The Monitoring Reentry Court Program is to address Post Release Community Supervision clients that have been assessed by Probation as High Risk for Violence and Gang Affiliation. Provides resources needed for a successful reentry into the community.

Eligibility:

Both male and female AB109 Probationers in the San Joaquin County, who have been identified by probation as high risk for violence and/or low to moderate substance abuse users.

Components:

  • Judicial Supervision
  • Counseling for violent behaviors
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Focus on obtaining and maintaining employment
  • Obtaining GED, if needed
  • Transitional living, a safe and sober environment
  • Reunification with family
  • Linkage to health care and dental services

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed for during the lunch hour- 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Contact Information:

Kelly Placeres, Director of Collaborative Courts

Steven Ryan, Case Manager, 992-5705

Choices & Consequences
Calendar:

Honorable Judge Vlavianos

Programs take place at local schools. Days and times vary.

Description:

Choices and Consequences is a DUI prevention program which conducts real sentencing hearings at local schools so that students can see what some of the consequences of driving under the influence can be. The cases sentenced at these assemblies are actual DUI cases from San Joaquin County courts who receive community service credit for agreeing to participate. The program also includes an interactive session between the Judge and the students, followed by a video which depicts local people who have both lost and taken lives of loved ones through drinking and driving. Typically, the program is offered to 8th, 9th and 10th grade students.

Contact Information:

Julia Scott, 992-5408
Nate Summers, 992-5417

Homeless Court
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Calendar:

Honorable Judge Kronlund
Homeless Court is held at:St. Mary’s Interfaith Community Services

545 W. Sonora

Stockton, CA 95203

Last Friday of the Month from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Except Holidays – Check schedule)

Description:

Homeless Court was developed with the goal of assisting the homeless of San Joaquin County clear up:

  • Minor traffic and moral offenses
  • Bench warrants and Failures to Appear
  • Old fines owed

Without the threat of incarceration and fines individuals serve their sentences with community service volunteer work and participation in programs (AA, Mental Health, etc.) as set up by their shelter case workers.

Individuals can sign up at:

  • Any Homeless Shelter in San Joaquin County
  • Veteran’s Administration
  • Women’s Center

Contact information:

St. Mary’s Dining Room, 467-0703

Veterans Court
Calendar:

The Honorable Judge Vlavianos, Dept. 5C

1st & 3rd Fridays at 9:30 am

Description:
The Veterans Treatment Court model is an alternative sentencing program which requires regular court appearances, as well as mandatory attendance at treatment sessions and frequent and random testing for substance use.