How does someone get the opportunity to enter into Drug Court? The Drug Court Program is a non-traditional program for felony offenders addicted to alcohol and/or drugs. An individual must be referred into Drug Court after receiving a felony charge or probation violation within the Atlantic Judicial Circuit and the offense was
Will I have to be drug tested in Drug Court Program? Yes. Participants are drug tested not lest than 2 times per week , during the entire 24 months while in the Drug Court program.
Does it cost any money to be in the Drug Court Program? Yes, there are participant fees associated with being in the program which total $2,000 to be paid during the 24 month period. These fees are used by the Court to pay for incentives for participants and other cost related to court expense.
WHAT IS DRUG COURT?
The Atlantic Judicial Circuit of Georgia's Drug Court was est. in January 2009 under the leadership of the Honorable Superior Court Judge, D. Jay Stewart, in order to reduce substance abuse, related criminal activity and recidivism by providing quality, holistic substance abuse treatment and thereby creating a safer community environment as an alternative form for offender rehabilitation. The 24-month program provides offenders intensive outpatient chemical dependency treatment that is supervised by judge.