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The Fifteenth Judicial District Drug Court Program

SERVING:

JACKSON, MACON, SMITH

TROUSDALE, AND WILSON COUNTIES

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WHAT IS DRUG COURT?

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

ELIGIBILITY

* ADULT FELONY 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 3 YEARS TO 10 YEARS

INELIGIBLE

* 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 RESITITUTION

*HAVE MULTIPLE SENTENCES OUT OF DIFFERENT JURISDICTIONS

ULTIMATELY IT IS THE DECISION OF THE DRUG COURT TEAM

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 attached application and mail it to our office with your current contact information.

This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee

Drug Court Coordinator
Jeff E. Dickson

Presiding Judge
John D. Wootten, Jr.

drug court team

Drug Court Staff: Standing:

Jeff E. Dickson, Drug Court Coordinator

Nathan Miller, Director Cumberland Mental Health

James M. Lea, Jr., Assistant District Attorney

Peter Pritchard, Veterans Representative Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Seated:

Shelly Thompson Gardner, District Public Defender

Paula Langford, Sr. Case Manager Drug Court

Michelle Allison, Case Manager Drug Court


Drug Court Application

Mailing Address and Contact Information:

P.O. Box 3053
Lebanon, TN 37088
Phone: (615) 453-5314phone icon

IT IS THE POLICY OF WILSON COUNTY TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964; 49 CFR, PART 21; RELATED STATUTES AND REGULATIONS TO THE END THAT NO PERSON SHALL BE EXCLUDED FROM PARTICIPATION IN OR BE DENIED THE BENEFITS OF, OR BE SUBJECTED TO DISCRIMINATION UNDER ANY PROGRAM OR ACTIVITY RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ON THE GROUNDS OF RACE, COLOR, SEX, AGE, DISABILITY OR NATIONAL ORIGIN.