The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Deterrence Program is supported by an IASAP Grant awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Their mission is to provide monitoring and support services for defendants with alcohol and substance abuse problems in to rehabilitate defendants into mainstream society as productive citizens. They strive to increase awareness and knowledge of alcohol and substance abuse and related crimes through organized campaigns and trainings directed to tribal youth, professional staff and the greater tribal community.
The Alcohol & Substance Abuse Deterrence Program (ASADP) offers Deferred Prosecution. This is best described as punishment and rehabilitation without conviction. Deferred Prosecution operates outside of the courtroom. Entry into the program is determined by the Tribal Prosecutor.
ASADP is not limited to first time offenders and it does not require a fee. A sworn facuall basis is required. Their focus is to have defendants deal with their alcohol and substance abuse problems while taking responsibility of their lives and improving themselves.
Eligible offenders enter in to a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) that requires him/her to complete individual requirements and follow standard conditions under the supervision of the ASADP Deterrence Officer for a period of up to 12 months. When the defendant successfully completes the proscribed DPA, the criminal charges against them are not filed. If the defendant violates the terms of the DPA, the criminal charges are filed and the sworn factual basis is used against them. If convicted, the defendant is then sentenced by the Tribal Court.
Benefits of the program are:
Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) Substance and Drug Abuse Program Manager is Arnie Short, 13376 First Avenue, Parker, AZ 85344, Telephone (928) 669-5243.
Find out more about Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) program here
Substance Abuse Treatment
Vivitrol® (injectable Naltrexone)
Intensive Outpatient treatment
Outpatient Day Treatment or Partial Hospitalization
Partial Hospitalization / Day Treatment
Regular Outpatient treatment
Services for the hearing-impaired
American Indian or Alaska Native languages
IHS/638 contract care funds
Military insurance (e.g., TRICARE or CHAMPVA)
Private health insurance