Drug Court / Veteran's Court
The Mobile Drug Court is a comprehensive substance abuse intervention program. The program is designed to intervene once a person is charged with a substance abuse or related offense. Treatment is spread over a twelve-month period and aids in the reduction of future criminal activity. Involvement with 12-step programs, attending group therapy, regular drug testing, and payment of fees are required.
The goal of the Mobile Drug Court is to reduce crime caused by substance abuse, lessen the cost to the criminal justice system, and reinstate a drug-free individual into society as a productive citizen.
Criteria for Admittance
- Charged with a substance abuse or related felony offense
- Assessment indicates drug dependency
- No violent behavior demonstrated
- Possible repeat offender without intervention
In 2014, the Mobile County Veterans Court (MCVC) program was created within the 13th Judicial Circuit of the State of Alabama to divert select members of the veteran population, charged with non-excluded misdemeanor and felony crimes, away from jail and into appropriate rehabilitative programs. The MCVC is a collaborative effort of the Mobile County Circuit Court, the Mobile County District Attorney, the Mobile Community Corrections Center, the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Mobile Police Department, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System and Mobile VA Community Outpatient Clinic. This collective group’s purpose is to establish the rights and responsibilities of each stakeholder involved in the MCVC program and to maximize the ability to provide qualified veteran offenders an opportunity to realize better outcomes in their contact with the criminal justice system through utilization of community and VA-sponsored rehabilitative programs.