PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The General Sessions Recovery Court (GSRC) provides participants with the opportunity to reside in the community while under strict supervision of the GSRC. Acceptance into the program is a privilege and not a right and will assist non-violent offenders to successfully reintegrate into their communities.

As a participant, one will be expected to work hard to make positive, necessary life changes to avoid future encounters with the criminal justice system. Our goal is to provide all participants with the necessary tools to successfully complete the GSRC, stay clean and refrain from being incarcerated. The participant must do the work because program non-compliance will result in sanctions and include incarceration.

The treatment and supervision that one will undergo will be facilitated by multiple agencies and treatment providers. Their case will be managed through GSRC, under a phase system. All participants must report to court on Wednesday, at 2pm at the Justice A.A. Birch Building for regular status check in accordance with the phase they’re currently assigned.

The objectives will be obtained by General Sessions Recovery Court through three phases of the program. After entering into the Treatment Court, the participant will begin Phase 1 of the program.

Who is Eligible?

  • Multiple misdemeanor or disposed as misdemeanor
  • Multiple DUI offense
  • Probation Violators
  • Victim Agreement (personal)
  • Chemically dependent
  • Appropriate for outpatient or more intensive placement
  • Davidson and adjacent, contiguous county resident
  • Willingness to participate in treatment court

Who is NOT Eligible?

  • History of violence
  • Weapon charges
  • Out of county holds
  • Unwillingness to adhere to program specifics (honesty and abstinence)

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PROGRAM PHASES

Phase I
Intensive (Minimum 6 months) Report to court once a week
  • Live in transitional housing
  • First 30 days 6:00pm curfew/after first 30 days 8pm curfew
  • Attend 3 treatment groups a week
  • Random Drug Screens
  • Mandatory community service work
  • Attend 12 step meetings everyday (treatment group qualifies)
PHASE II
Intermediate (Minimum 3 months) Report to court twice a month
  • 9:00pm curfew
  • Attend two treatment groups a week
  • Random drug screens
  • Mandatory community service work
  • Attend 12 step meetings everyday (treatment group qualifies)
PHASE III
Final Phase/Aftercare (Minimum 3 months) Report to court once a week
  • 11:00 pm curfew
  • Attend 1 treatment group per week
  • Random drug screens
  • Mandatory community service work
  • Attend 12 step meetings everyday (treatment group qualifies)

Participants Rules:

Be honest. Stay Clean.

General Sessions Recovery Court Goals:

  • Reduce the use of jail beds by non-violent chemically dependent offenders by diverting them into rehabilitative programs
  • Reduce incidences of drug use and drug addiction among offenders
  • Reduce crimes committed as a result of drug use and addiction
  • Promote public safety through these reductions
  • Increase personal, familial and society accountability of offenders
  • Promote effective interaction and the use of resources among criminal justice and community agencies

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1.3 Million
Over the past 24 years Drug Courts have served over 1.3 million seriously addicted people.
2,900
There are now over 2,900 Drug Courts nationwide. Drug Courts are located in every U.S. state and territory, as well as 23 other countries.
145,000
Drug Courts now serve 145,000 seriously addicted, prison-bound individuals a year.
$27
Drug Courts save up to $27 for every $1 invested.
$13,000
Drug Courts save about $13,000 for every individual they serve.
75%
75% of Drug Court graduates are never arrested again.
  • Drug Courts annually refer more people to treatment than any other system in America.
  • Drug Courts save money, cut crime and serve veterans in need of substance abuse and mental health treatment.
  • Drug Courts are a critical component of criminal justice reform.
  • Drug Courts are the nation’s most successful criminal justice program.
  • Drug Courts have bipartisan support in Congress.
  • The most recent Government Accountability Office report (2012) found that Drug Courts save money and reduce substance abuse and crime.
  • Drug Courts are the nation’s most effective strategy in reducing recidivism – especially among drug-addicted offenders with long criminal histories.