What is Adult Drug Court?
Adult Drug Court is a two-year
treatment and aftercare program for non-violent offenders living in
Coffee County, Tennessee. It is limited to non-violent offenders
whose current offense is clearly a result of illegal drug use or who can
demonstrate a history of drug abuse.
The mission of Drug Court is to protect society by more efficiently
using resources available to the criminal justice system to eliminate or
significantly lower the number of criminal offenses committed by persons
who have substance addictions. It is committed to assisting with the
intervention, treatment and rehabilitation of eligible offenders who
desire to change circumstances in their lives and break the cycle of
Drug Court Program Summary:
All participants will follow five phases in Drug Court. The
Pre-Treatment Phase lasts 2 to 4 weeks. A key element of the
Pre-Treatment Phase is that participants will be housed in a facility,
not for punishment but to separate them from the environment that led to
their addiction, until they have developed a minimum of avoidance
skills. During Phases 1, 2, 3, and 4 participants will return to the
community, work or attend school full time, follow the treatment course,
have frequent random drug screens, court appearances, twelve-step
programs and perform community service. Upon successful conmpletion of
the five phases, participants will graduate and will be required to
participate in a year of aftercare, involving weekly group meetings,
random drug screens, some court appearances, and alumni activities. Upon
completion, participants will be discharged from the program, and any
remaining supervision will be transferred to the Probation Office.
Participants must remain clean and sober to complete the program
successfully. NO DRUG OR ALCOHOL USE IS ACCEPTABLE AT ANY TIME!
Successful completion of Drug Court will bring the following rewards
for the participant:
- You will be clean and sober.
- You will have a stable lifestyle.
- You will maintain your job or will be furthering your education.
- You will have improved health.
- You will be a contributing member of society.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM
ADULT DRUG COURT RULES
To support the Coffee County Drug Court
Program by providing community education about addiction, as
well as identifying and developing community resources that will
enhance and expand the effectiveness of the Drug Court program.