Last Updated: 2009-08-20

Last Updated: 2009-05-12

Evaluation Phase:

  • Gainfully employed, in school, or seeking employment.
  • Attendance at two twelve-step groups weekly for a total of eight meetings.
  • Attendance at 12 group sessions with satisfactory group participation.
  • Attendance at all scheduled appointments and sessions with drug court staff.

Phase I (17-week period)

In order to move to Phase II, a client must complete the following tasks:

  • Remain drug-free for a minimum of 60 days.
  • Be employed for a minimum of 35 hours a week or be a full-time student.
  • Secure a home group and obtain an AA or NA sponsor.
  • Provide written and oral presentation of an acceptable first step.
  • Attend two twelve-step groups weekly for a total of 34 meetings.
  • Attend 51 group sessions with satisfactory group participation.
  • Attend all group sessions, twelve-step meetings and drug screens for 30 days prior to phase movement.
  • Undergo random urine screens.
  • Contribute 15 hours of community service work.

Phase II (17-week period)

In order to move to Phase III, a client must complete the following tasks:

  • Remain drug-free for a minimum of 90 days.
  • Be employed for a minimum of 35 hours a week or be a full-time student.
  • Become active in the home group.
  • Actively participate in group.
  • Complete the 2nd and 3rd steps of a twelve-step program.
  • Attend two twelve-step groups weekly.
  • Attend 34 group sessions with satisfactory group participation.
  • Attend all group sessions, twelve-step meetings and drug screens for 30 days prior to moving.
  • Undergo random urine screens.
  • Contribute 15 hours of community service work.

Phase III (17-week period)

In order to graduate, a client must complete the following tasks:

  • Remain drug-free for a minimum of 120 days.
  • Be employed for a minimum of 35 hours a week or be a full-time student.
  • Develop and present of an acceptable relapse prevention plan.
  • Act as a mentor for a new client entering the program.
  • Exhibit a leadership role in the groups
  • Attend 17 group sessions with satisfactory group participation.
  • Undergo random urine screens.
  • Attend all group sessions, twelve-step meetings, and drug screens for 30 days prior to graduation.
  • Contribute 15 hours of community service work.

Aftercare (6 month period)

In order to complete aftercare, a client must complete the following tasks:

  • Remain drug-free and crime free for a minimum of 10 months.
  • Be employed for a minimum of 35 hours a week or be a full-time student.
  • Complete step four and verification of completion of 5th step.
  • Exhibit a leadership role when in group.
  • Attend four twelve-step groups monthly for a total of 24.
  • Attend one group monthly for a minimum of six group sessions.
  • Submit to drug screens as directed by staff.

Contact Information:

Adult Drug Court
City of Richmond
501 N. Ninth St., 2nd Fl.
Public Safety Building
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: (804)646-3655
Fax: (804)646-3738
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