In this section you will find information on the following topics:

  • Appropriate Dress
  • Language and Behavior
  • Court Room behavior
  • Weapons
  • Smoking
  • Punctuality and Advance Notification of Absences

The following program guidelines have been developed and approved by the MCSAC Team. All participants and parents should read through these guidelines carefully.

To avoid un-necessary sanctions and misunderstandings, please ask if you have questions. Many MCSAC treatment partners have their own separate "protocols" or guidelines for behavior that must be followed as well. In the absence of other guidelines, the following guidelines hold true for all programs.

Appropriate Dress:
Participants are expected to dress appropriately for all MCSAC Program activities. Clothing displaying drug or gang symbols, colors, or language is prohibited. Hats are not to be worn in the courthouse.

Language and Behavior Behavior:
During all MCSAC activities each participant is expected to refrain from the use of profanity and the glorification of alcohol or drug use. No racist, sexist, homophobic, sexual, violent or other offensive comments will be tolerated. Abusive behavior (in the form of insulting language, physical gestures, aggression, or otherwise offensive behavior) will be sanctioned and may be grounds for expulsion.

Courtroom behavior:
The Drug Court Team expects all drug court participants to show respect and courtesy to all courtroom staff, families in attendance, and other observers. No food or beverages are allowed in the courtroom.

No weapons are allowed at ANY MCSAC activities. If a weapon is found on a participant he or she will be sanctioned and may be expelled immediately from the MCSAC Program.

Smoking is prohibited at all MCSAC functions regardless of participant's age.

Punctuality and Advance Notification of Absences:
Drug court participants are expected to be on time for a activity, hTwenty-four hours notice should be given when possible. All attendance, notification and/or lateness issues will be reported to the court and are subject to sanction.

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