As designed, Drug Court is 18 months. The process is as follows:
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Participating in Drug Court is not just about staying clean, it is about getting your life back together. Being successful in drug court means you have an opportunity to:
To be successful in Drug Court, you must invest in yourself. Staff are available to assist you in navigating responsibilities that include:
Step 1The first step to being considered for Drug Court is review by the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. Defense attorneys seeking additional information or request for case review may contact:
Step 2The potential candidate will be interviewed/assessed by the Drug Court probation officer to determine appropriateness for the program. Upon completion of the assessment, the probation officer will advise the Commonwealth’s attorney and defense attorney of acceptance/non-acceptance.
Step 3If accepted, a date to plead into the program will be set. If not accepted, the charge will continue to proceed through the traditional court process.
We encourage individuals who are interested in learning more about Drug Court to attend a session.
Drug Court is held each Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 10:30 a.m. at:
Chesterfield Circuit Court9500 Courthouse RoadChesterfield, VA 23832
To schedule a visit, please contact the Drug Court administrator, Melanie Meadows, by phone at 804-717-6801 or by email.