Riverdale, Utah Substance Abuse Court
The Riverdale Substance Abuse Court is a unique approach to substance abuse court on the misdemeanor level. Participants charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, or misdemeanor alcohol offenses, DUI and illegal possession of alcohol, are eligible to participate.
Participants enter a plea of guilty. This plea is held in abeyance until the participant successfully completes the RSAC program. Upon graduation from RSAC the guilty plea is withdrawn and the criminal charges are then dismissed or the charge is reduced to a lower crime.
The program is open to nonviolent adult men and women who have a desire to become free of substance abuse.
Participants must complete a minimum of 52 weeks in the program by advancing through four phases of treatment and testing. The treatment and other requirements are intensive in the first levels of RSAC.
The program requirements become easier as the participants successfully demonstrate a substance-abuse-free lifestyle.
May have a conviction for class B misdemeanor possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia or alcohol charge.
Must have pending class B misdemeanor drug or alcohol charge transferred to RSAC.
Must not have a history of violence.
Must be a legal resident of the United States.
Must not be a parolee who is currently on parole status.
Must have the menial and behavioral capacity to manage the structure of Riverdale Substance Abuse Court.
Must be in need of substance abuse treatment.
HOW DO I START RSAC?
Tell the Judge, RSAC Administrator or City Attorney that you are interested in RSAC. You must attend an orientation which will explain in detail the requirements for successful completion of RSAC.
You must be free of all controlled substances and sign a contract that explains your responsibilities and the Court's responsibilities.
Riverdale Justice Court
4600 South Weber River Drive
Riverdale, Utah 84405