Drug Court

Mission Statement

The mission of the Rice County Drug Court (RCDC) is to reduce the adverse impact of serious and repeat offenders on the citizens and criminal justice system of Rice County, and to create a system that is more effective for participants.

RCDC is a problem solving court that focuses on non-violent offenders with a Substance Use Disorder Diagnosis.  RCDC coordinates the efforts of the judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, law enforcement, probation, social services and treatment providers to accomplish this mission.


Program Overview

Rice County Drug Court is an eighteen month to two year program (based on individual progress) that includes long-term treatment, intensive monitoring from the court, strict community supervision, and frequent chemical testing. Participants are linked with community services to enhance their progress in drug court.
There are three phases in RCDC. During the phases, participants can earn incentives (for meeting or exceeding program requirements) or sanctions (for not meeting program requirements).
For more information on the Rice County Drug Court, download the following Brochure and Participant Handbook

Partners & Links

Rice County Family Services Collaborative
Treatment Providers: Fountain Centers, Omada and West Hills Lodge, Inc.

External Links


Faribault Phone: 
507-645-9576 / 507-744-5185
128 Third Street NW
Faribault, MN 55021
Carolyn Mnichowicz
Drug Court Coordinator

Citizen Information

Citizen Information

Information on Rice County Drug Court Click on the following Slide Presentation to learn more about the Rice County Drug Court
Rice County Opened Drug Court on July 3 Rice County Opened Drug Court on July 3   Please click here to view the Media Release from June 30, 2014 by Beau Berentson, Director of Communications & Public Affairs, Minnesota Judicial...