Drug Court

Program Overview


Rice County Drug Court (RCDC) is an eighteen month to two year program (based on individual progress) that includes long-term treatment, intensive monitoring from the court, strict community supervision, and frequent chemical testing. Participants are linked with community services to enhance their progress in drug court.

There are Three Phases in RCDC (PDF). During the phases, participants can earn incentives (for meeting or exceeding program requirements) or sanctions (for not meeting program requirements).
Drug Court Rice County Minnesota
For more information on the Rice County Drug Court, download the following RCDC Brochure (PDF) and Participant Handbook (PDF).

Mission Statement


The mission of the Rice County Drug Court (RCDC) is to reduce the adverse impact of serious and repeat offenders on the citizens and criminal justice system of Rice County, and to create a system that is more effective for participants.

RCDC is a problem solving court that focuses on non-violent offenders with a Substance Use Disorder Diagnosis. RCDC coordinates the efforts of the judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, law enforcement, probation, social services and treatment providers to accomplish this mission.

Rice County Opened Drug Court on July 3, 2014


View the Media Release (PDF) from June 30, 2014 by Beau Berentson, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Minnesota Judicial Branch, St. Paul, Minnesota.