In partnership with Minnehaha County, the specialty courts model is aimed to reduce recidivism and decrease the amount of contact that participants may have with the criminal justice system by providing participants with intensive probation, substance use and mental health treatment, vocational support, case management and other life tools.
Mental Health Court – a specialty court utilizing a problem-solving protocol to take people likely to be sentenced to prison because of criminal history and mental health and provides them with intensive probation, treatment, incentives, and other tools for life.
Drug & DUI Court – addresses the need of offenders who struggle with addiction by incorporating substance use treatment, mental health services, and intensive supervision all while following the best practices of the drug court model. Southeastern staff provides mental health treatment including individual and group therapy, case management, psychiatric services, medication management, DBT, MRT, Wellbeing Support Group, Seeking Safety group and Charting a New Course.
Veteran’s Court – a 5 phase specialty court program for veterans that includes involvement in community support groups, substance abuse counseling, mental health counseling, educational classes, a system of behavior modification based on incentives and sanctions and community supervision by a Veteran’s Court Team.