Drug Court



Georgia’s Accountability Courts offer interventions for individuals who have issues requiring treatment for substance abuse and/or mental health problems. 

Accountability Courts reduce incarceration and recidivism rates, decrease the burden on taxpayers, restore families, save lives, and make our communities safer.

The cost of these intervention programs is far less than the cost of incarceration, and participants have a chance to rehabilitate themselves and become productive members of the community. Accountability Courts save the county money; however, their greatest value is that they help people change their lives for the better.

Why Drug Courts?

Adult Felony Drug Courts are six times more likely to keep offenders enrolled and actively participating in treatment compared to other traditional sentencing methods. Unless substance abusing/addicted offenders are regularly supervised by a judge and held accountable, 70 percent drop out of treatment prematurely. Nationwide, 75 percent of Drug Court graduates remain arrest-free at least two years after leaving the program.

Tifton Circuit Accountability Courts offers the following Drug Court programs:


  • Tift County Adult Felony Drug Court
  • Irwin County Adult Felony Drug Court
  • Worth County Adult Felony Drug Court