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Drug Court Overview

The Atlantic Judicial Circuit of Georgia's Drug Court was est. in 2009 under the leadership of Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart 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.

 

Mission and Goals


The mission of the Atlantic Judicial Council Drug Court is to reduce substance abuse, related criminal activity and recidivism by providing quality, holistic substance abuse treatment and thereby creating a safer community environment.


Drug Court Goals:

  • To assist drug court participants in becoming abstinent and maintaining sobriety.
  • To minimize recidivism among drug court participants;
  • To improve the quality of life of drug court participants and their families through vocational training and drug education;
  • To improve public safety by reducing the crime rate in our community.
  • To pay restitution to victim and/or community, if any.

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