The Adult Drug Court is one of twelve divisions of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of the State of Missouri. As an official component of the Circuit Court, broad policy matters affecting the Adult Drug Court are approved by the Circuit Court en Banc.
The purpose of the Adult Drug Court is to establish and maintain a specialized docket for non-violent felony drug related arrestees who committed their crime under the influence of drugs or to support their drug dependency. Additionally, the purpose of the Adult Drug Court includes linking criminal justice processes with treatment approaches to help the offender stop the abuse of alcohol and other drugs and related criminal activity. This mission is accomplished by establishing a long-term sobriety and productivity by the defendant through a 12-18 month process of compliance with drug treatment and behavior requirements which after successful graduation, may culminate in dismissal of the original charges or in reduction of probation sentences that brought them to the attention of the Adult Drug Court.