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Criminal Justice Success Stories


Effective with the passage of the 2013-2014 Budget Act and associated legislation, the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) no longer exists as of July 1, 2013. All ADP programs and staff, except the Office of Problem Gambling, transferred to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Please visit the DHCS website. Read more...


Consent Form for the publication of personal success stories / Submission Procedures

This webpage was developed to “put a face on recovery” for the various criminal justice programs in which alcohol and other drug treatment is provided in California. It presents actual stories of former clients throughout California who have achieved success as a result of treatment in the criminal justice arena. The intent of doing this is to share life experiences of real people, including the positive impact treatment has had on their lives and on the lives of their families and communities.

ADP invites those in the treatment community to submit personal stories prepared by recent clients, program alumni, and others who have accepted the help of community alcohol and drug treatment programs and successfully rebuilt their lives after having been released on parole, probation, had their drivers license restored folowing a DUI offense, or completed a diversion program.

Submission process: use the links above to request a consent form to allow website publication, then follow the instructions provided in the "Submission Procedures" document. Stories forwarded for publication will normally be posted within several working days.