How It Works

How Drug Court Works


The Worth County Adult Felony Drug Court program is designed to offer sentencing alternatives to offenders whose offenses are related to drug addiction. This program serves a limited number of defendants and therefore is very selective. No one with a current or previous sales, distribution, or intent charge will be considered. No one with a sex crime or violent offense will be considered. Only persons with an addiction to drugs, which has led them to commit offenses, are eligible for the program, and they must be citizens of the United States.


The Felony Adult Drug Court program is an 18-month program (at minimum) based on education, treatment, and lifestyle changes. Participants are required to attend several meetings weekly, including an intensive counseling program. In addition, participants are required to submit to drug tests weekly, attend court twice per month before the Honorable Chief Superior Court Judge William Bill Reinhardt, and obtain employment and/or GED. Requirements are lessened as participants achieve clean time and demonstrate success in other areas.


Failure to comply with the rules of the program can result in jail time, community service, residential rehabilitation, or dismissal. Participants dismissed as unsuccessful will be sentenced or revoked. Participants must be willing to sign a contract stating that they are willing and committed to follow the program as it is designed.