The mission of the MC-ATAC program is to promote public safety and reduce recidivism by providing intensive treatment, supervision & judicial oversight for drug dependent individuals, who commit non-violent crimes as a result of their drug addictions, and to return sober, law-abiding citizens back into the community.
What is MC-ATAC?
In a response to Madison County’s significant growth in drug related crimes, local leaders formed a drug control strategy task force. Through a series of public hearings, the task force discovered a need to organize a response to the growing problem. The task force implemented a specialized court, the Madison County Assessment & Treatment Alternative Court (MC-ATAC), known as Drug Court, consisting of both intensive substance abuse treatment and court supervision.
Who is Eligible for Drug Court?
The MC-ATAC programs has 2 tracks available to individuals who have charged with a felony. Individuals entering the MC-ATAC program will do so through a written agreement between the State’s Attorney’s office and the defense attorney.
*Individuals who are first time felony offenders, have little to no criminal history and are charged with one of the following:
- Class 3 & 4 Drug Possession (No trafficking)
- Class 3 & 4 Theft or Retail Theft
- Deceptive Practices or Forgery
- Criminal Damage to Property
- Charged with an offense not listed above, but have prior approval of the State’s Attorney’s Office
*Individuals enter treatment and successfully complete requirements in lieu of prosecution
*Individuals who are not eligible for Track I, have a prior criminal history, are currently on probation or who qualify for being places on probation. Individuals considered for this Track must have prior approval of the State’s Attorney’s Office.
*Individuals who enter treatment and successfully complete requirements are eligible for early discharge from probation.