News and Announcements from the Drug Court Team

Friday Emergency Court Schedule

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Sometime Thursday (7/15) afternoon, the Court lost access to our electronic court files due to a Statewide Network problem. Today we learned that the lines are in the process of being repaired, however we do not at this time have an ETA for operability. We will ONLY be conducting criminal and juvenile first appearances, involuntary treatment hearin...
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COVID Masking Update for Courts

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 On June 30, 2021, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee made a decision to lift many of the public health mitigation strategies as the State of Washington moves closer to being fully re-opened. Cowlitz County's most recent two-week COVID-19 case incidence rate is 174 cases/100,000 population.51 percent of Cowlitz County residents 16 years...
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COVID-19 Emergency Order 4-A, Modified

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After further review of the ongoing increases in the percentage of positive COVID-19 cases being reported by the County, the Court has determined that moving forward with in-person hearings for Superior and Juvenile Court is not advisable at this time. Effective immediately, we will be cancelling all currently set in person dockets. Accompanying th...
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COVID-19 Emergency Order No 2

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​For Additional information Contact:Chad Connors at360-577-3085 orconnorsc@co.cowlitz.wa.us​ As Court Administration and the Judges have received more user input, and been able to more deeply examine our processes for ways we can improve health safety for both our staff and court users, we have issued a second order which should be read in con...
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COVID-19 Emergency Order No 1

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Cowlitz County Courts (District, Superior Court, and County Clerk) understands many people are concerned about the COVID-19 virus. We are working to make good decisions that protect the public and afford access to the court.We will continue to follow guidance from the Cowlitz County Health Department to help protect people's health. Court functions...
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Drug Court begins new Low Risk Track

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Today, the Adult Drug Court program welcomed it's first participant into a new Low-Risk treatment track.  National best practices for drug courts recommend that drug courts limit their participant's to defendants that have both a high level of need for supervision as well as a high risk to reoffend without treatment, using the classificat...
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