The Stone Law Firm
Treatment Provider Information
Substance Abuse Evaluation
It is preferable for the provider performing the evaluation and assessment not provide services to avoid the problem of self dealing in recommended unneeded treatment. Because of this built in incentive, there have been abuses by Utah agencies in recommending treatment to courts. Courts routinely encourage Defendant's to come into court if they disagree with the recommendations.
ARS, or Assessment Referral Services, is associated with the University of Utah School of Medicine. It is generally considered the most fair, impartial and accurate evaluation agency in Utah, because it does not provide its own treatment. It should be noted that ARS charges a significantly higher fee for people living outside of Salt Lake County.
Birchcreek Psychotherapy Associates is a private company who performs evaluations and assessment and does not provide services themselves, thus avoiding the issue of self dealing.
The Stone Law Firm recommends ARS for substance abuse evaluations (they don't perform domestic violence evaluations or mental health evaluations alone).
Contact Information for ARS:
Hours: Monday - Friday
7:30am - 3:30pm
Once an evaluation has been performed, ARS makes recommendations for treatment and recommends an agency best geared to complete the treatment. The following is a link to treatment providers in Salt Lake County:
Contact Information for Birchcreek Psychotherapy Associates:
The DSAMH (Utah Department of Human Services) maintain's a judge's list of approved agencies, but the list is not clear which agencies provide which services. Click on the link below for a list of agencies in Salt Lake County and a description of the services each agency provides:
Domestic Violence Evaluation
When a person pleads no contest or guilty to a domestic violence, a typical condition of the plea in abeyance or probation is to submit to a domestic violence evaluation and assessment and complete recommended treatment.
Domestic Violence providers Salt Lake:
Domestic Violence providers by county:
Anger Management Evaluation
In non-domestic violence assault cases, or in some domestic violence cases that are minor or isolated, a judge may order a defendant to complete an anger management assessment and class. Typically, the anger management classes are level 1, 2 or 3. Level 1 is a 6 hour class. Level 2 is a 6 week class and Level 3 is a 12 week course.
Mental Health Evaluation
A Defendant may be suffering from an undiagnosed or untreated or mistreated mental health condition. In these situations, defense attorneys frequently have their clients submit to a mental health evaluation to determine if there are any underlying mental health conditions/needs that should be addressed at the time of sentencing.
Utah approved mental health providers:
Utah Private Probation Providers
In order to conserve valuable state funded resources, courts (particularly justice courts) order defendants to enroll with a private probation provider. Private providers implement a judge's order to ensure compliance with fines, treatment and testing (if ordered).
Utah Private Probation Providers:
DUI and MIP Evaluation
When a person pleads guilty to a DUI or a Minor In Possession (MIP), courts uniformly order the defendant to submit to a DUI/MIP evaluation and assessment and complete recommended treatment. The entry level treatment is called Prime for Life.
Utah certified DUI/MIP education agencies: (click pdf)
Prime for Life Info:
There are a number of situations in which a court may require a defendant to submit to home confinement in lieu of jail time, and/or constant alcohol monitoring. A SCRAM ankle monitor constantly tests the subject's skin secretions for alcohol and alcohol metabolite. A GPS monitor, which can be part of the SCRAM monitor or independent of it, is used to verify the person's whereabouts for home confinement purposes. The company with the most options for price and service is AMP Probation.
AMP Probation Ankle Monitoring:
Main and Mailing Address:
9649 S 700 E Sandy, UT 84070
(New England Professional Plaza)
222 South Main Street #500
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
7 South Main Street Suite #344
Tooele, Utah 84074
136 Heber Ave #204
Park City, Utah 84060
(Gateway Business Center)
560 South State St. Building F suite 1A
Orem, UT 84058
(Cascade Business Plaza)
240 E Promontory Suite 200,
Farmington, UT 84025
(Station Park Mall - above Pro Image Sports)
321 N Mall Drive Building R
St. George, UT 84790
(Red Cliffs Profesional Park)
925 Westwood Blvd.
Price, Utah 84501