Drug treatment courts are one of the fastest growing programs in the United States designed to reduce drug abuse and criminality in non-violent offenders.
Sumner County Adult Drug Court represents the coordinated efforts of the judiciary, prosecution, defense bar, probation, law enforcement, treatment, mental health, social services, and child protection services to actively and forcefully intervene and break the cycle of substance, abuse, addiction, and crime.
This model of linking the resources of the criminal justice system, substance abuse programs, and other agencies has proved to be effective for increasing treatment participation and decreasing criminal recidivism.
For participants, Drug Court represents a positive alternative to incarceration and a beacon of light to those who desire to change their lives and become productive members of society.
Sumner County Drug Court was organized in June 2002 and certified by the State of Tennessee in 2008 for nonviolent substance-abusing offenders, and those with co-dependent disorders, as a continuum of care to move participants from drug addiction and crime, to community reintegration, by a process of referral for enrollment into drug court with intensive supervision, treatment and ancillary services.