Established in 1994 in cooperation with the Pierce County Superior Court, County Prosecutor, and the Department of Assigned Counsel, PCA provides court-supervised drug treatment services for eligible, non-violent felony offenders.
The treatment regimen incorporates current, evidence-based practices to include trauma informed care, moral reconation therapy (MRT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). The program also incorporates mental health treatment services so that clients with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders can be treated more effectively.
In 2010, a dedicated treatment track was added to serve veterans and now includes a mental health component to address PTSD and traumatic brain injury (TBI) issues. The program also works with local veterans associations and to provide mentoring and peer support.
Treatment lasts at least one year but more commonly, individuals need 18 -24 months to complete the program successfully. Interested persons should seek further information through their defense counsel.