Criminal Justice Treatment Account (CJTA)

Per RCW 71.24.580, Cowlitz County receives funds from the state treasury to be expended for: (a) substance use disorder treatment and treatment support services for offenders with a substance use disorder that, if not treated, would result in addiction, against whom charges are filed by a prosecuting attorney in a Washington State; (b) the provision of substance use disorder treatment services and treatment support services for nonviolent offenders within a drug court program; and (c) the administrative and overhead costs associated with the operation of a drug court.

As required, Cowlitz County has a local CJTA panel consisting of the county prosecutor, county sheriff, county superior court, a substance abuse treatment provider, a member of the criminal defense bar, a representative of the county's drug court, and a member of the Human Services staff. The panel establishes a local CJTA plan to describe coordination and leveraging of services in the County and to ensure the intended population is reached with CJTA funds.

The current Criminal Justice Treatment Account (CJTA) local plan can be viewed below.

CJTA Plan