Accountability Courts

Mission Statement


The mission of the Accountability Court Alcohol & Drug Program is to confront the substance abuse issue underlying the repetitive pattern of offenders and to reduce recidivism through enhanced supervision, treatment, and individual accountability.
 

Accountability Court Programs


Alcohol & Drug Court Program
The Richmond County State Court Alcohol & Drug Court Program (“Program”) is a treatment program for those who have been charged with the offense of Possession of Marijuana or minor/underage possession of alcohol.  
There are five (5) required components to participate in the Alcohol & Drug Court Program:
  • Treatment
  • Submission to random home visits
  • Random drug testing
  • 24 hours of community service
  • Attending court as directed
DUI Court Program
The Richmond County State Court DUI Court Program (“Program”) is a treatment program for those who have multiple violations of driving while under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants.  
There are five (5) required components to participate in the DUI Court:
  • Treatment
  • Attending court as directed
  • Submission to random home visits
  • Random drug testing
  • Attending AA or other self-help support group
Mental Health Program
The Mental Health Program is designed to treat persons who have been charged with an 
offense of DUI or Possession of Marijuana where alcohol and/or drugs is the underlying factor and 
have a confirmed mental illness. Participants are required to be enrolled and remain in compliance 
in a state certified treatment program.  Participants must attend court as directed and submit to 
random alcohol/drug testing.

Veterans Court Program
This program are for those individuals who have served in the United States Armed forces and are 
charged with a DUI and/or Possession of Marijuana offense.
  • Treatment
  • Attending court as directed
  • Submission to random home visits
  • Random alcohol/drug testing
  • Attending AA or other self-help support group
All accountability court participants are required to pay a monthly court fee of $125, which does not include the cost of treatment and alcohol/drug screens.  All accountability court programs are post-plea, pre-adjudication programs.  Admission into the program is solely within the discretion of the Judge.  For more information, please contact the accountability court office.