As a Drug Court participant, you will be required to appear in Drug Court on Fridays at 10 a.m. for status hearings. The frequency of your status hearings is determined by your overall progress in the program. The Judge will receive a progress report prepared by your substance abuse Clinician and Probation Officer or Case Manager regarding your drug test results, attendance and participation in group and individual counseling sessions, as well as employment, community service and any other program requirements. The goal of the Drug Court program is to help you achieve total abstinence from all addictive mood-altering substances, including alcohol.
Failure to appear in court on the date and time you are scheduled could result in a capias being issued for your arrest. If you can not appear in court as scheduled, you MUST notify your Probation Officer or Case Manager and Attorney as soon as possible to address why you can not appear.
Warrants and/or new arrests could result in your termination from the Drug Court program. Immediately notify your Probation Officer, Clinician, Case Manager and your Attorney within three days of any new arrests. Other violations which could result in termination include:
- consistently missing drug screens;
- demonstrating a lack of motivation by failing to cooperate with the treatment program;
- consistently making false statements;
- failing to comply with program requirements;
- violence or threats of violence directed towards treatment staff or other clients.
If you have any questions about your court appearances, contact the Drug Court office at (804) 646-3655 between the hours of 8:30 a.m and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, or your Attorney.
Various Other Requirements
- Supervision by a RADTC program Case Manager or Probation Officer.
- Complete a total of 45 hours of community service prior to graduation.
- Any restitution obligations must be satisfied before a case will be dismissed.
- You are required by statute, to pay the RADTC $15.00 Drug Court fee on the 15th of each month.
- Fees must be paid on time in order to progress through treatment phases.
- Regular and random drug and alcohol testing.
- Attendance is required at recovery group and 12-step meetings, individual and group counseling.
- Complete all classwork and homework assignments.
- Remain crime free.
- Judicial monitoring by Circuit Court Judges.
- Compliance of all Drug Court obligations.