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Intensive Supervision & Treatment

The Intensive Supervision & Treatment program focuses on level 3 and Level 4 offenders who, due to the presence of a substance abuse problem, are sentenced to the program in lieu of jail. The Commission also provides funding for Level 2 clients that are appropriate for the program.

How is a Person Admitted into the Program?


Eligible individuals (non-violent Level 3/Level 4 offenders) will be identified and interviewed by the Armstrong County Probation Department.

Appropriate individuals MUST have an initial drug and alcohol assessment conducted by a Case Manager through the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. This assessment will determine the most appropriate level of care for drug & alcohol treatment. The Case Manager will forward the recommendation to the Intensive Supervision & Treatment Court team.

The Judge makes the decision to sentence the offender the program or not. THE JUDGE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE PROGRAM AT ANY TIME.

If sentenced to the program, the individual will go directly to the level of care which was recommended for drug & alcohol treatment.

The following Intensive Supervision & Treatment Court Team members participate in the program to assist the offender:

  • District Attorney’s Office
  • Probation Department
  • Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug & Alcohol Commission Case Managers
  • Defense Advocate
  • Treatment Provider

All will maintain regular contact with each other and the client to continually review the client’s progress.

Why Was the Program Created?

Intensive Supervision & Treatment Court Program was created:

  • As an alternative sentencing tool
  • To identify offenders for whom restrictive intermediate punishment sentence combined with drug and alcohol treatment may be more appropriate and effective than incarceration
  • To reduce the number of offenders repeating drug/alcohol abuse and crime

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Drug and Alcohol Commission

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PO Box 238
Shelocta, PA 15774