Judicial Services

ADSAP Evaluations


PURPOSE: The Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP) provides alcohol/drug evaluations for individuals who are arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), and other alcohol/drug related offenses.


PROCEDURE: Upon the case being filed, the court will order the individual to contact ADSAP and follow all recommendations. The evaluation will determine if the individual is at risk and in need of additional services. A written report is mailed to the court with the recommendations.


FEES: A $150 cash or money order fee payable to ADSAP in advance or at the time of the evaluation.  Individuals that fail to show for their scheduled appointment will be responsible for a $25.00 No Show Fee, at the time of their next appointment, payable to ADSAP.


ACCESS/REFERRAL: Clients are referred for evaluation by the Eleventh Judicial District, which includes Cherokee, Crawford and Labette Counties, and the individual Municipal Courts in this area. Evaluations must be court ordered before a client is seen. Appointments are scheduled in Pittsburg, Parsons, Columbus, and Riverton, and may be done in the correctional centers. Evaluations for Spanish speaking individuals are scheduled and take place in the Pittsburg office.


Evaluations for individuals outside the 11th Judicial District Court or State of Kansas are available. The $150.00 fee is also collected at the time of the evaluation.



Alcohol and Drug Information School (ADIS)


PURPOSE: The purpose of the school is to help reduce alcohol and drug related crime and to reduce incidence of DUI. The class provides information to individuals concerning legal, physiological, and psychological effects of alcohol and drug use as well as short and long term effects of substance use, abuse, and dependence, and treatment options.


PROCEDURE: The Alcohol / Drug Information School (ADIS) is an eight hour course. It includes lecture, videotape and a self-assessment. A pre- and post-alcohol and drug knowledge assessment is completed.


FEES: $110.00 payable by cash or money order in advance or at the time of the class. Failure to cancel in advance will result in the following fee increases:


1st No Show Fee increase to $120.00
2nd No Show Fee increase to $135.00
3+ No Shows Fee increase to $150.00


ACCESS/REFERRAL: The need for this education program is determined at the time of the evaluation. The school is held on a monthly basis with locations rotating between Pittsburg, Parsons, and Riverton. A school is offered in Pittsburg for Spanish speaking individuals.
This class is available to individuals outside of the 11th Judicial Court or State of Kansas. The same fee applies.


CONTACT: ADSAP Office at (620) 232-9100


CONTACT: ADSAP Office at (620)232-9100



Substance Abuse Prevention and Education for Minors (SAPEM)


PURPOSE: The Substance Abuse Prevention and Education for Minors class is designed to help prevent alcohol and drug use from becoming a problem by assisting underage individuals through education on the risks of continued alcohol/drug use.


PROCEDURE: SAPEM is a four-hour class. The class consists of discussion, educational videos, and activities that provide up to date education on the risks and potential consequences of drug/alcohol use.


ACCESS/REFERRAL: After an individual is cited for a Minor In Possession or Minor In Consumption offense and the case is filed, the court will order the individual to contact ADSAP to enroll in the class. Minors that are “at risk” of law enforcement contact due to drug/alcohol use may be referred to the program by the parent/guardian.
Classes are held on a monthly basis with locations rotating between Pittsburg, Parsons, and Riverton. The class is offered for Spanish speaking individuals in Pittsburg only.


FEES: $55.00 paid by cash or money order at the time of the class.


CONTACT:  ADSAP Office at (620) 232-9100



Senate Bill 123 Non-Violent Felony Drug Assessments


PURPOSE: To assist in determining the level of treatment necessary for individuals being sentenced for non-violent drug felonies.


PROCEDURE: Clients are referred by Community Corrections in the 11th Judicial District. After the assessment is completed, a report and recommendations for drug education and/or treatment is provided to Community Corrections.


FEES: $200.00 paid by Kansas Community Corrections.


ACCESS/REFERRAL: SB123 assessments must be court ordered and arranged by a Community Correction Officer. ADSAP provides this service for the 11th Judicial District Courts, which includes Cherokee, Crawford, and Labette Counties, and other Judicial District Courts upon approval. Appointments must be scheduled through the Pittsburg SRMHW/ADSAP Office. Services are available in Pittsburg, Parsons, Columbus and Riverton.


CONTACT: ADSAP Office at (620) 232-9100



Senate Bill 123 Drug Information School


PURPOSE: To reduce the likelihood of continued drug use by providing education about the legal, physiological and psychological effects of drug use.


PROCEDURE: The Drug Information School is an eight (8) hour class. It includes lecture, videotape and a self assessment. A pre- and post-alcohol and drug knowledge assessment is completed.


FEES: $100.00 paid by cash or money order at the time of the school.


ACCESS/REFERRAL: The school is offered only in Pittsburg at the present time. The need for this service is determined by the ADSAP Evaluator or the court. Classes are scheduled as needed.


CONTACT: ADSAP Office at (620) 232-9100



SUPERVISED MONTHLY MONITORING PROGRAM


PURPOSE: The Supervised Monitoring program is designed for non-felony offenders who have been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI). Court fines and compliance in treatment recommendations are monitored. The focus of individual sessions are based on reduction of high risk behavior, rather than alcohol/drug counseling.


PROCEDURE: Individuals are court ordered to attend Supervised Monthly Monitoring subsequent to a conviction for an alcohol/drug related offense.


FEES: $10.00 for first and last session and $13.00 for each individual or group session. Fees include the price of required material.


ACCESS/REFERRAL: Supervised Monthly Monitoring is recommended by the evaluator at the time of the evaluation and then ordered by the court. This service is provided for the 11th Judicial District Courts, which includes Cherokee, Crawford, and Labette Counties. Appointments can take place in Pittsburg, Parson, Columbus, and Riverton. This program is offered for Spanish speaking individuals at the Pittsburg Office only.


CONTACT: ADSAP Office at (620) 232-9100



Parenting In Divorce


PURPOSE: To reduce parental conflict around co-parenting after divorce and the subsequent negative consequences to children. Classes are for the parents and the focus is on ways divorce can impact children emotionally and psychologically. Parents receive specific information and solutions that can be used to reduce conflict and the potentially negative effects divorce may have on children. Classes are two and one half hours in length and include lecture, educational videos, and PID packets for each participant.


PROCEDURE: This class is mandated by the courts in the 11th Judicial District for divorcing parents that have young children in the home. Parents contact the ADSAP office to schedule their individual class. Parents must attend separately.


FEES: $30.00 per parent, paid at the time of the class.


ACCESS/REFERRAL: Referrals are from the 11th Judicial District and attorneys. Call the ADSAP office to schedule for a class. Classes alternate between Columbus, Pittsburg and Oswego with day and evening classes available.


CONTACT: ADSAP Office at (620)232-9100



Day Reporting Program (DRP)


PURPOSE: Juvenile Offenders (JO) or Children In Need of Care (CINC) and youth “at risk” of entering the court system are referred for this service. The program provides a structured setting for youth to learn and develop appropriate social and interpersonal skills.


PROCEDURE: The Day Reporting Program aims to prevent or deter youth from delinquent activity by providing structured activities after school. It is the goal of the program to maintain youth in the community by providing supervision and programming. The program is designed to prevent, divert and rehabilitate youth from undesirable activities and behavior.


FEES: A prevention grant through the Juvenile Justice Authority (JJA) provides funding for the service.


ACCESS/REFERRAL: Youth are referred by the Cherokee County District Court.


CONTACT PERSONS TITLE: Judicial Services Director


CONTACT PERSONS PHONE NUMBER: Riverton (620)-848-2300



Juvenile Intake Assessment Services


PURPOSE: JIAS provides assistance to all Law Enforcement Agencies in Cherokee County who are dealing with Children in Need of Care (CINC) and Juvenile Offenders (JO).


PROCEDURE: Juvenile Intake Officers complete an assessment on each youth and provide the family with referrals for community services, as appropriate. The assessment is used to identify problems in the child’s life that may not be evident by their contact with the Law Enforcement Officer. When placement out of the home is necessary (considering the safety of the child and community) a recommendation for appropriate placement is made to the law enforcement officer. The JIAS officer contacts child placing agencies and secures a placement.


FEES: There is no fee for this service. The Juvenile Justice Authority provides a grant for each Judicial District in the State of Kansas to fund this service.


ACCESS/REFERRAL: When a youth comes in contact with law enforcement, CINC or JO, Juvenile Intake is called to help with the assessment of the youth, age birth to 17. Parents may request a complimentary assessment to determine any community resources that may assist the youth. The program is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


CONTACT PERSONS TITLE: Judicial Services Director


CONTACT PERSONS PHONE NUMBER: Riverton (620) 848-2300



Truancy Counseling Program


PURPOSE: The Truancy Counseling Program provides services to truant youth in Cherokee County with the goal of providing timely and effective services to youth that are at risk of becoming chronic juvenile offenders.


PROCEDURE: The program provides truancy counseling in an individual and/or group setting for the truant and their families. School attendance is tracked and monitored closely by the truancy officer with progress being reported to the court.


FEES: A grant provided by the Juvenile Justice Authority pays for truancy tracking services and family counseling sessions. The family is responsible for a $25.00 enrollment fee.


ACCESS/REFERRAL: Youth who violate the Kansas Compulsory Attendance Laws are reported truant by their respective school to the Cherokee County Attorney’s office. Youth are placed on Informal Supervision by the court and referred to the program.


CONTACT PERSONS TITLE: Judicial Services Director


CONTACT PERSONS PHONE NUMBER: Riverton (620) 848-2300