County Juvenile Drug Court
The Bradley County
Juvenile Drug Court’s goals are to provide participants and his or her families
with the educational tools and needed support you will need to make lifestyle
changes. The provided tools will assist
each individual in breaking the cycle of substance use and/or abuse, to include
crime. Each individual assigned to the
drug court program will be accountable for his or her actions. The drug court program will assist in goal
achievements with the following services provided:
Monitoring/Recommendations for Additional Services if Needed
Intervention – Aftercare (Parkridge Valley)
The ultimate goal of the program is for the
participant to be a productive family member and citizen within the community
by attending school, following house rules, making good grades and abstaining
from alcohol and drugs.
program is not easy. It requires many hours of
participation by the juvenile and their families. However, cooperation with the
Drug Court Team will keep the amount of time the participant is in the program
at a minimum.
The Mission of the
Bradley County Juvenile Drug Court is to ensure safer communities by assisting
juvenile offenders and their families in establishing and maintaining a drug
The Juvenile Drug Court is a pre-trial diversion and
a post conviction program for juvenile offenders who have substance abuse
issues and have not been successful in maintaining drug abstinence. The program
is a minimum of nine months and may be extended longer if necessary.
Participants must remain clean and sober, be a productive citizen in the
community, and complete all four phases of the program to graduate. Upon
graduation all community service work hours should be completed and all court
fees/restitution should be paid. All
participants will be under close supervision by a probation officer/case
manager for weekly or bi-weekly court reviews before the Drug Court Referee,
mandatory alcohol & drug treatment with a licensed alcohol and other drug
counseling, and random drug testing. Each participant will complete at least 25
hours of community service work.
must be charged within Bradley County, Tennessee.
must be between 13-17 years of age.
- The current
charge must be a non-violent, drug or property-related felony or
cannot have habitual motor vehicle violations.
cannot have any outstanding charges or holds in any other charge from a
court outside the 10th district.
cannot have current sex offender charges or be a sex offender.
must be a resident of Bradley County.
cannot be an illegal alien.
cannot act as an active informant – no gang affiliation.
must be on court supervision.
must be substance abusing.
cannot be acutely mentally ill or suicidal.
cannot have a significant history of drug trafficking.
in court appearances with continual compliance
Cards and Certificates
current Phase time, Phase demotion, additional judicial reviews
Petition/Detention for Violation of Drug Court Probation
Community Service Hours
Juvenile Drug Court consists of four phases. Each phase is a minimum of 45 days
and as the participant advances, each phase will become less and less
intensive. For phase advancement the participant must be drug free, comply with
drug treatment and probationary rules, and comply with rules of parent/legal
guardian and school.
A 24 hour curfew. Weekly judicial reviews, if
needed - weekly meetings with case management and probation. Random drug
tests. Must be drug free at least 45 days from Phase I start date to advance
to Phase II. Once a week in-person contact with probation officer (if school
is not in session) on a NON-court day and call in once a week with probation
officer on a NON-court day. Time Period: 9 Weeks minimum.
Bi-weekly judicial reviews, if needed - weekly
meetings with case management and probation, random drug tests, less
intensive drug treatment. Once a week in-person contact with probation
officer (if school is not in session) on a NON-court day and call in once a
week with probation officer on a NON-court day. Must be drug free at least 45
days from Phase II start date to advance to Phase III. Time Period: 9 Weeks minimum.
Every three week judicial reviews, if needed
-weekly meetings with case management and probation, random drug tests, less
intensive drug treatment. Once a week phone call to probation officer to
check in on a NON-court day. Must be drug free at least 45 days from
Phase III start date to advance to Phase IV. Time Period: 9 Weeks minimum.
Every three to four week judicial reviews, less
intensive supervision, random drug tests, less intensive drug treatment. Must
be drug free at least 45 days from Phase IV start date to start 45 day
aftercare. Time Period: 9 Weeks
45 Day Aftercare
After the participant graduates from the drug
court program, a 45 day aftercare program/guidelines is implemented. With full compliance in aftercare, the probationer’s file will be closed. (Random Drug Screens, PASSING grades
academically, check in by phone once a week – follow regular county probationer
When the participant has successfully completed all
four phases of the program, to include aftercare, completed all community
service work, paid court cost and restitution, and is drug free, the drug court
team will decide the program has been successful and there will be a graduation
The Drug Court Team will determine phase
advancement, as well as, the date of graduation from the program. The final
approval for graduation will be determined by the Juvenile Drug Court
is a tremendous accomplishment! When a participant has reached this point of
the program they have demonstrated major changes in their life!