MATCP is a 501c4 nonprofit, founded by the first drug and sobriety court members. The first drug court in Michigan was started in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court.
The Michigan Association of Treatment Court Professionals (MATCP) was founded in 1996 and held its 1st annual conference for treatment court personnel in 1999. In 2019, MATCP's 20th Annual Conference in Lansing, Michigan attracted 920 treatment court professionals from across the state.
MATCP provides educational training to individual teams one-on-one and at its conference; serves as a voice for
treatment courts in the state and federal legislature; and works with the private sector and general public on educating
and advancing treatment courts.