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Sobriety


Court

Mission Statement

Pulaski County District Court Sobriety Court aims to improve community safety and reduce DWI recidivism by user best practices in providing a comprehensive, timely rehabilitation program for DWI offenders

 

The Program

The program is designed to assist participants in maintaining sobriety through a team approach.

A phase process each participant is required to complete, is reviewed by the DWI/Sobriety Court Team regularly.

Participants must comply with the following:

– Random drug/alcohol screens

– Office visits with Probation Officer

– Participation in Therapeutic services, as deemed appropriate

– Regular court reviews

– Maintain employment

Program length is approximately 12 months based upon participant progress.

 

Referral Process

1. Referral Form completed by defendant’s Attorney or Public Defender and provided to DWI Court Coordinator.

2. DWI Court Coordinator will set an interview appointment with perspective client.

3. DWI Court Coordinator will email the DWI Court Team with results of interview, and a screening with RCA will be scheduled.

4. If accepted, the DWI Coordinator will meet with client and complete the following:

-Intake Packet

-All Release Forms

-Schedule a Substance Assessment by RCA

-Provided a Participant Handbook

-Provide next DWI Court Date
5. If admission is denied, the DWI Coordinator will inform the defendant’s attorney.

 

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, the following criteria must be met:

1. Offense- Conviction of DWI2nd, DWI3rd, or DWI1st with BAC of .25 or greater

2. Resident of Pulaski County

3. Must be 18 years old or older

4. No history of violent crimes

5. Be physically and mentally able to participate in Sobriety Court Program

 

Phase Requirements

NOTE: This is a brief description of the phase requirements. Additional requirements are required for each phase. The DWI Coordinator will review ALL requirements with prospective clients. Additional requirements may be required at the discretion of the Court. 

 

Phase I (Introductory Phase)

1 Month

1 Try, Show up and be honest

2 Two weekly random drug/alcohol tests

3 Attend all Review Hearings

4 Follow Treatment Plan

5 Obtain Medical Assessment as directed by treatment provider

6 Attend 3 AA/NA or like programs each week

7 Attend weekly group, and or/personal counseling session as recommended by treatment provider

8 Be employed, in school or seeking employment

9 Demonstrate a commitment to sobriety (Goal of No Failed PBT/UA tests)

 

Phase II

3 Months

1 Contact with Probation Officer one to two times per week

2 Weekly random drug/alcohol screens

3 Continued attendance at review hearings

4 Obtain AA/NA sponsor

5 Actively working the 12 step program -Report on current step

6 Continued recommended treatment sessions with service provider

7 Be employed, in school or seeking employment

8 Demonstrate a commitment to sobriety (No Failed PBT/UA tests)

9 Reside in a safe environment that supports recovery

10 Random home visits by probation/law enforcement officers

 

Phase III

3 Months

1 Contact with Probation Officer one to two times per week

2 Weekly random drug/alcohol screens

3 Continued attendance at review hearings

4 Attend at least 3 AA/NA meetings per week

5 Actively working the 12 step program -Report on current step

6 Continued recommended treatment sessions with service provider

7 Be employed, in school or seeking employment

8 Demonstrate a commitment to sobriety (No Failed PBT/UA tests)

9 Reside in a safe environment that supports recovery

10 Random home visits by probation/law enforcement officers

11 Establish a peer recovery network

12 Engage in a non-alcohol/drug related pro-society activity

 

Phase IV

3 Months

1 Contact with Probation Officer one to two times per week

2 Weekly random drug/alcohol screens

3 Continued attendance at review hearings

4 Attend at least 3 AA/NA meetings per week

5 Actively working the 12 step program -Report on current step

6 Continued recommended treatment sessions with service provider

7 Be employed, in school or seeking employment

8 Demonstrated a commitment to sobriety (No Failed PBT/UA tests)

9 Reside in a safe environment that supports recovery

10 Random home visits by probation/law enforcement officers

11 Establish a peer recovery network

12 Engage in a non-alcohol/drug related pro-society activity

13 Develop and discuss with group a plan for self-directed community service

 

Graduation

Participants are eligible to graduate after the following:

-Successful Completion of each phase of the program

-Demonstrated Sobriety for at least 120 consecutive days

-Participants have support system in  place

– The DWI/Sobriety Court Team determine you are suitable for graduation

 

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AA/ 12 Step Meeting Attendance List.