Overdose Intervention Court (OIC)
Overdose Intervention Court (OIC) is a drug treatment court designed to identify and involve participants with opioid and stimulant use disorders to stabilize their recovery and drastically reducing overdose fatalities and recidivism by providing them with a blend of treatment resources, supervision, and accountability. OIC has two possible tracks: 1) Post Guilty Plea/Pre-Sentencing and 2) Post Sentencing as a condition of the County Restrictive Probation (CRP).
For participants in the Post Guilty Plea/Pre-Sentencing track, sentencing will be deferred pending completion of OIC. Upon successful completion of the program, including payments of fines, costs, and restitution, the participant's charges may be reduced or dismissed, depending on the severity of the original charges and at the discretion of the Cumberland County District Attorney's Office. Participants acknowledge prior to entering an Overdose Intervention Court (OIC) guilty plea that they will not be allowed to withdraw the Overdose Intervention Court (OIC) guilty plea. Failure to complete the program successfully will result in the participant being sentenced.
Participants who are charged with new offenses while enrolled in CRP may be admitted into OIC. If approved for OIC, the CRP judge will retain the participant in the CIP and make completion of OIC a condition of the CRP sentence. DUI participants who enter OIC as a condition of CRP will not have the underlying DUI expunged.
Once accepted, program participants can expect frequent contact with the presiding OIC Judge Jessica Brewbaker, Probation Officer, Treatment Providers, and the OIC Team. The OIC Program involves a minimum time commitment of twelve (12) months. The participant will be expected to participate in and complete numerous pro-social, treatment-orientated activities, such as AA/NA meetings or approved alternatives, including Al-Anon and Nar-Anon, group and individual therapy, weekly court appearances, community service, probation appointments, and random urine testing. As each participant requires a different level of intervention based on need and progress, a participant's specific needs may require the participant to be involved in other activities as a condition of OIC.
If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Erin Gardner, OIC Coordinator, at 717.240.5437 or Email
Overdose Intervention Court Coordinator
Overdose Intervention Court Case Manager
20 North Hanover Street
Carlisle, PA 17013