Ingham County Treatment Courts Foundation

Saving Lives - Enhancing Public Safety

Established in 2007, the Foundation was developed to support local sobriety courts in meeting the needs of its participants.

Sobriety Courts partner with local treatment agencies and other community resources to provide participants with intensive treatment and holistic services to achieve and maintain sobriety.

The mission of the Ingham County Treatment Courts Foundation is to promote, through financial support and citizen awareness, the benefits of a successful, corrective, interdisciplinary treatment program.

Foundation Purpose

  • To assist in the sustainability of Treatment Courts and the programs.

  • Recognize the need for individualized treatment and education, leading to responsible recovery

  • Encourage and expand the Courts' effectiveness as an alternative intervention for motivated individuals.

  • Forge partnership among Treatment Courts, public agencies, and community-based organizations to support and enhance Treatment Courts effectiveness.

FOX47 Morning-Blend Interview President of Ingham County Sobriety Court Foundation and Shareholder, Foster Swift, John Nicolucci tells Bob and Mary how Sobriety Courts benefit the local community

"This is an amazing program about personal growth and learning how to live life on life's terms without hiding behind addiction. The individuals who embrace it experience rebirth and everyone around them including society at large, are the benefactors!"
Mike, Recent Graduate

"Law enforcement values sobriety courts in our county. Its programs help to promote public safety by rehabilitating offenders, keeping our roads safer."
Gene Wriggelsworth Ingham County Sheriff


Drug and Treatment Courts Facts

Reduction in Crime

FACT: Nationwide, 75% of graduates remain arrest free at least two years after leaving the program.

FACT: Rigorous studies examining long term outcomes of individual Drug Courts have found that reductions in crime last at least 3 years and can endure for more than 14 years.

Money Saved

FACT: Nationwide, for every $1.00 invested, taxpayers save as much as $3.36 in avoided criminal justice costs alone.

FACT: Cost savings range from $3,000 to $13,000 per client. These cost savings reflect reduced prison costs, reduced revolving door arrests and trials, and reduced victimization.


FACT: There is more comprehensive and closer supervision of offenders than other community based supervision programs.

FACT: Offenders are six times more likely to stay in treatment long enough for them to get better.

Restoring Lives and Families

FACT:Family reunification rates are 50% higher for participants.

FACT:Children of participants spend significantly less time in out-of-home placements such as foster care.

Source - 2015 National Association of Drug Court Professionals

Ingham County Treatment Courts

54A District Court

Hon. Louise Alderson - Operating While Intoxicated 3rd and Operating While Intoxicated with person under 16, second offense cases with charge reduction upon successful completion

54B District Court

Hon. Andrea Larkin - non-felony alcohol or drug related impaired driving cases.

55th District Court

Hon. Donald Allen, Jr. - Operating While Intoxicated 2nd & 3rd cases with charge reduction upon successful completion.
Program Description
Program Phases

30th Circuit Court

Hon. Janelle Lawless - neglect cases in which substance abuse is a significant factor with a goal to reunify parents and children.

Graduation Invitations

Previous Event: Article in the May 4, 2018, edition of the Lansing State Journal

“Instead of jail time, this Mason court offered Lansing man freedom from alcohol.”

We need your help.

Ingham County is a leader in directly impacting the issues associated with drunk driving and drug abuse. Our four Treatment Courts, based on judicial intervention, involve all criminal justice stakeholders - prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation officers, law enforcement, and alcohol and drug treatment professionals.

Nationally, the statistics for crime, deaths, injuries, and the cost to society is enormous. We are doing our part in Ingham County to serve and protect our citizens.

JOIN US TODAY and make a generous donation to the INGHAM COUNTY TREATMENT COURTS FOUNDATION, so we can support the efforts of these proven and extraordinary programs. YOU WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, thank you for your support.


Donations of any amount, at any time, are accepted by the Foundation and are fully tax deductible.

Your online donation will be securely processed through PayPal. You can pay with any major credit card or with your PayPal Account. Please also consider becoming a Sustaining Donor by setting up a regular monthly contribution.


Sobriety Court 6th Annual Breakfast - October 20, 2017

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2017 Breakfast Sponsors

Hon. Andrea Larkin
Richard Snider
Total Court Services (In-Kind)

Hon. Donald Allen, Jr.
Cognitive Consultants
Foster, Swift, Collins and Smith, PC
PATS Prevention & Training Services
Reality Counseling
SCRAM Systems

Andrew Abood
Dean Transportation
Hon. Louise Alderson
Ingham County Sheriff’s Office
John Nicolucci

Ingham County Bar Foundation
Joe Pentecost Foundation
State Farm (Greg Lemanski)


John Nicolucci, President
Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.
John Hays, Vice President
JSG Monitoring
Sherrie Blankenship, Treasurer
Maner, Costerisan
Elizabeth Allen, Secretary
Ingham County Asst. Prosecuting Attorney


Undersheriff Andrew Bouck
Ingham County Sheriff's Office
Sean Corbin
Cognitive Consultants, LLC
Robert and Mona Davis
Prevention and Training Services, Inc.
Betsy Davis-Pennington
Prevention and Training Services, Inc.
Michael Green
Kimberly Hafley
Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, PC
Ryan Larson
Brenda Rayle
Reality Counseling Services
Richard Snider
Michigan State University
Linda Vail
Ingham County Health Department
Thomas Woods


Hon. Louise Alderson
54A District Court
Hon. Donald Allen, Jr.
55th District Court
Hon. Laura Baird
30th Circuit Court
Hon. Andrea Larkin
54th Circuit Court
Hon. Janelle Lawless
30th Circuit Court
Jesse Besonen
55th District Court
Mary Ferranti
30th Circuit Court
Amy Iseler
54B District Court
Scott LeRoy
30th Circuit Court
Christine Sayers
55th Circuit Court
Danielle Strouse
54A Circuit Court
Craig VanDyke
54B District Court
Da'Neese Wells
55th District Court