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Gallipolis Municipal Court

Drug Court

 

Target Population

 

The program is designed to serve high risk/high need individuals who have significant substance abuse problems.  In order to be eligible to participate in the Gallipolis Municipal Court Drug Court, the defendant must meet the following criteria.
  • Gallia County resident.
  • Age 18 or older.
  • AODA abuse/dependency with Axis I or Axis II mental health.
  • Score a medium to high risk on the COMPAS assessment.
  • Be a non-violent offender.
  • Be amenable to the drug court program.
  • Be charged with 3rd degree misdemeanor or higher.

 

Goals and Benefits

 

The Gallipolis Municipal Court Drug court has the following primary goals:

 

  • Reduce recidivism among drug using defendants;
  • Provide an effective and accountable community-based alternative to incarceration;
  • Reduce substance abuse among drug court defendants;
  • Improve public safety.

 

Drug Court Supervision

 

As a Drug Court participant, you will be required to appear in Drug Court before the Judge on a regular basis and to fulfill other requirements of the program.  The Drug Court program is divided into four levels.

 

Level 1:     Duration of 2 to 3 months

Participants are required to appear in court once a week, maintain counseling and case management appointments, be drug tested weekly, participate in MRT.

 

Level 2:    Duration of 2 to 3 months

Participants are required to appear in court once every two weeks, maintain counseling and case management appointments, be drug tested weekly, participate in MRT and attend independent support groups NA/AA.

 

Level 3:    Duration of 2 to 3 months

Participants are required to appear in court once every three weeks, maintain counseling and case management appointments, be drug tested weekly, participate in MRT and attend independent support groupsNA/AA.

 

Level 4:    Duration of 2 to 3 months

Participants are required to appear in court once every month, maintain counseling and case management appointments, be drug tested weekly, participate in MRT and attend independent support groups NA/AA.