To be successful in Drug Court, you must invest in yourself. You will be responsible for:
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Participating in Drug Court is not just about staying clean, it is about getting your life back together. Being successful in drug court means you have an opportunity to:
As designed JDC is 9 or 12 months depending on the track.
To participate in Juvenile Drug Court youth can be referred by:
The Commonwealth’s Attorney reviews the case to approve the youth for assessment.
The potential candidate will be interviewed/assessed by the drug court probation officer and treatment clinician to determine appropriateness for the program.
If accepted, a date to plead into the program will be set. If not accepted, the charge will continue to proceed through the traditional court process.
There are no required fees to participate, except those collected at Chesterfield Mental Health for treatment services. Those fees are based on a sliding scale, and are quite minimal.
We encourage individuals who are interested in learning more about Drug Court to attend a session. Due to the age of the Juvenile Drug Court participants, observing court sessions can be complicated. If you would like to discuss the possibility of observing a session, please contact the Drug Court Administrator, Melanie Meadows, at 804-717-6801.