The Delaware State Courts will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd for the Thanksgiving holiday. Justice of the Peace Courts 11 (New Castle County), 7 (Kent County) and 3 (Sussex County) will remain open.

Drug Court Program

Mission & Goals


The mission of the Superior Court Drug Diversion Court is to reduce or eliminate substance abuse and addiction by the offender.

We accomplish this by effectively assessing the risks and needs of the individual offender and providing a continuum of treatment services, supervision, rewards and sanctions in a non-adversarial setting by way of a partnership and collaborative efforts among the Court, treatment providers and representing attorneys.


Reduce recidivism rates

Reduce substance abuse among participants

Rehabilitation of participants

Provide effective alternatives to the normal criminal justice system

Reduce court, prison and probation costs

Address access and fairness needs