Becker County Specialty Courts
Specialty courts are problem-solving court programs that target non-violent criminal offenders who suffer from
addiction to alcohol or other drugs. The programs involve close collaboration between judges, prosecutors, defense
counsel, treatment providers, probation officers, law enforcement, educational and vocational experts, and community
leaders. Through this collaboration, Drug courts closely monitor a defendant's progress toward sobriety and recovery
through ongoing treatment, frequent drug testing, and regular mandatory check-in court appearances. The programs use
a range of immediate sanctions and incentives to foster behavior change.
Clay/Becker Drug Court
The mission of the Clay/Becker Drug Court is to strengthen our community
through court team supervision of chemically dependent offenders by providing accountability, evidence-based
treatment, and motivation for positive change, resulting in successful family and community contribution.
Becker County/White Earth Nation DWI Court
The White Earth/Becker County DWI Court will provide accountability and culturally
specific treatment to the high risk/high need DWI offender, thereby enhancing public safety and creating healthier
families and communities. The White Earth/Becker County DWI Court hopes to accomplish this mission by achieving
the following goals:
- Promote public safety by reducing the number of DWI incidents, thereby saving lives.
- Provide individualized, culturally specific treatment programming as a sustainable alternative to incarceration.
- Assist high risk/high need DWI offenders to become productive citizens and health family members.
Clay/Becker Veteran’s Treatment Court
The mission of the Clay/Becker Veteran's Treatment Court is to provide a coordinated
response within the criminal justice system, providing treatment services to veterans while holding them accountable,
in order to restore life value and strengthen community bonds.