The Drug Court Program provides drug treatment and intensive supervision to non-violent drug offenders and drug related felony larceny offenders in the Circuit Courts of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. It is designed to enhance public safety by focusing on the treatment needs of local, non-violent adults charged with felony offenses who are drug addicted.
The Drug Court includes intensive community supervision, ongoing urine testing for drug and alcohol use, intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment, frequent status court hearings with the Drug Court Judge, immediate sanctions (including jail time) for program violation, and incentives for successful participation. Participants are required to be employed, enrolled in school and/or perform community service.
Participants must be drug and alcohol free for a minimum of seven months in order to graduate from the program. Those who are terminated from the program, for any reason, return to court for the resumption of the normal case processing on their original charge. Successful graduates nay have their charges dropped or reduced depending on their charge.
The goal is to stop the abuse of illegal drugs and alcohol and related criminal activity resulting from such abuse. The Courts, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Public Defender, OAR, Probation and Parole, and Region Ten collaborate to provide these services.
Charlottesville Albemarle Adult Drug Treatment Court