NYC Drug Treatment Courts
Misdemeanor Brooklyn Treatment Court (MBTC)

Welcome to MBTC


Welcome to the Misdemeanor Brooklyn Treatment Court (MBTC). MBTC offers substance abuse treatment as an alternative to incarceration program for misdemeanor drug offenders arrested in Brooklyn, New York.

Misdemeanor Brooklyn Treatment Court (MBTC)

MBTC is a court program designed for those persons who chronically cycle in and out of the criminal justice system due to their drug dependance. Commonly, this population will return to the community after arrest and incarceration without any intervention to the source of the problem. MBTC strives to ensure its participants obtain individual-specific drug treatment services. In addition, MBTC attends to the social problems that often stem from long term drug addiction; such as the need for adequate medical care, housing, stable employment and reunification of family. It the rationale of MBTC that by addressing drug addiction and the related social problems, participants will have new opportunities to live healthy, productive and fulfilling lives. .

Mia Santiago
Project Director II



120 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 347.404.9616
Fax: 718.643.6646

What is MBTC

MBTC is a special courtroom in the Brooklyn Criminal Court. It is a program for first time non-felony offenders arrested in Brooklyn, who face non-felony drug charges and who also abuse drugs. Instead of jail or probation, MBTC will help you enter and stay in a drug or alcohol treatment program. The MBTC program includes regular court appearances and supervision by the MBTC judge.

The amount of time you spend in MBTC will depend on the crime you were originally charged with, your criminal history, your plea and your individual progress in treatment. Most people will spend anywhere from one to two years in the MBTC program.