District Attorney's Programs

Office of the District Attorney Bucks County Justice Center 100 N. Main Street Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215-348-6344

Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (“A.R.D.”) is a pre-trial intervention program for first time non-violent offenders. A.R.D. is not a conviction and does not require a defendant to serve mandatory jail sentences associated with certain convictions.>>

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The Bucks County Veterans Treatment Program is established by the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office to more effectively address the needs of veterans cycling through the county court, probation and parole, and prison system.

The treatment court represents a collaborative effort between the Criminal Division of the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, The District Attorney’s Office, The Public Defender’s Office, the Bucks County Bar Association, the County Department of Veterans Affairs and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

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The Bucks County Court of Common Pleas has instituted a voluntary Drug Court Program utilizing the 10 Key Components of Drug Courts, based on proven national research and program models. The Bucks County Drug Court is an adult drug court assisting high risk/high need, non-violent offenders with successful rehabilitation from the use of drugs and/or alcohol.

The Bucks County Drug Court serves two populations:
1.) probation/parole violators, and
2.) post-plea, pre-sentence offenders.


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The Bucks County CAP program is designed to serve the needs of victims, defendants and the community by providing a localized alternative to the criminal justice system at the municipal level.

The CAP program engages community volunteers, representatives of local government, treatment professionals and law enforcement in seeking remedies to the harm caused by criminal behavior, holding first-time offenders accountable for minor criminal infractions with the opportunity to avoid a criminal conviction.

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The Bucks County Court of Common Pleas and the Magisterial District Courts, the Office of the District Attorney, the Bucks County Department of Human Services and the Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. have partnered together to create a program to address the abuse of opioids and other drugs plaguing our society by offering the opportunity for offenders to receive treatment at the earliest point in our criminal justice system. 

The District Court Diversionary Program (“DCDP”) will provide immediate treatment to participants by removing barriers, such as funding and transportation, while saving the justice system money.

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