The purpose of Drug Court is to provide a treatment-based alternative to worthy prison-bound offenders.  One of the roles of the Drug Court Prosecutor is to review each application for Drug Court.  The Assistant Prosecutor assigned to Drug Court determines whether each defendant is legally eligible for Drug Court and, if so, whether the Prosecutor’s office should object to that defendant’s application.  In deciding whether to object to an application, the Prosecutor’s Office considers factors such as the extent to which a crime was motivated by a compulsion to satisfy addiction, and the extent to which a defendant may constitute a danger to the Community.