C.D.A.T. Judge: Honorable Keith M. Spaeth
What is Drug Court?
The Butler County Court-Directed Addiction Treatment Program (C.D.A.T.), which is more commonly known as Drug Court, is a specialized court which provides substance abuse treatment to felony offenders with drug dependency problems. The program is usually 48 weeks in duration, but the time an offender participates in Drug Court will vary depending on his/her progress.
What’s the purpose?
The Drug Court Program is designed to reduce substance abuse, crime, and recidivism by utilizing treatment and community control alternatives.
Who is eligible?
The offense must be a nonviolent felony of the third, fourth or fifth degree.
The offender must have a drug dependency problem and reside in Butler County.
There must be no crimes of violence in the offender’s past.
Who is on the CDAT team?
The Drug Court team consists of the Judge, a Magistrate, an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Probation Officers, Community Behavioral Health Inc, Specialty Courts Coordinators, and the Director of Court Services from Community Behavioral Health.
Robert Menke, Manager