Drug Court

No person in the Unites States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.


Drug Court ProgramThe 15th Judicial District Drug Court is a sentencing option available to the Court that focuses on both treatment and supervision of felony and misdemeanor offenders. The program was developed to provide treatment for alcohol- and/or drug-addicted offenders at a local level while providing intensive supervision to ensure compliance. The length of the program is between 18 to 24 months by individual progress.


This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee  and subject to Title VI requirements.


The Drug Court Program serves the communities of Jackson, Macon, Smith, Trousdale, and Wilson Counties.


  • Adult felony and misdemeanor offenders (male or female residing in the 15th judicial district)
  • Non-violent
  • Alcohol- or drug-addicted
  • Must be willing and capable of participating in the program
  • A sentence of no less than 11/29 and no more than 10 years

Ineligible Persons

  • Anyone convicted of a violent offense (including but not limited to, assault, robbery and arson of a dwelling)
  • Conviction of the sale of a controlled substance (criminal enterprise) including, but not limited to manufacture and promotion
  • Refusal to cooperate with the screening and assessment process
  • Owe an excessive amount of restitution
  • Have multiple sentences out of different jurisdictions

Ultimately it is the decision of the Drug Court Team whether or not you qualify for the program.


The Drug Court Team understands the importance of maintaining information in a confidential manner. Treatment information shared with the Drug Court Team is used only for the development of individual treatment and supervision plans.


If you are interested in applying for Drug Court, please contact your attorney or complete the Drug Court Application (PDF) and mail it to our office with your current contact information.

Drug Court Team

Judge Brody Kane

Shelley Gardner, District Public Defender

Javin Cripps, Assistant District Attorney

Bethany Maynard, Tennessee Department of Corrections, PPO II

Pete Pritchard, DVOP, American Job Center

ZaBrina Seay, Director Veterans Services

Kristine Seay, Administrative Care Manager Cumberland Mental Health

Drug Court Team Group Photo