Substance Abuse in San Diego


The Substance Abuse Assessment Unit (SAAU) was implemented by the court in 1994 in an effort to assist the judges in assessing and referring defendants into appropriate programs that will assist them in completing their terms of probation.

The SAAU is staffed by addiction specialists qualified to assess and evaluate levels of addiction and determine appropriate levels of treatment.

Contact Information

The SAAU is located in the Criminal Division at the following locations:

  • Central Division

    220 West Broadway

    San Diego, CA 92101


  • North County Division

    325 S. Melrose Dr.

    Vista, CA 92081


  • South County Division

    500 Third Ave.

    Chula Vista, CA 91910


  • East County Division

    250 E. Main St.

    El Cajon, CA 92020


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