The Sessions Recovery Court is an alternative to the traditional court process that focuses on drug treatment and recovery rather than incarceration. In 2018, the General Sessions Court established this program to help clients become productive members of society; to stop the revolving door of recidivism; and to break the cycle of addiction.
The Sessions Recovery Court program and the criminal court Drug Recovery Court program work along side of each other. Because the two programs have different "target participants," it may be that persons who do not qualify for admission to one program could qualify for admission to the other.
The Sessions Recovery Court program is a voluntary program that is typically based on a furlough from a workhouse or jail sentence. The program includes the following components, among others:
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The Sessions Recovery Court Team works together to review and monitor the progress of all the participants in the Sessions Recovery Court program.
The full team meets at least weekly, though various parts of the team meet more frequently. The Sessions Recovery Court Team attempts to bring together important resources necessary for the success of our participants. To that end, the team consists of our partners in treatment, counseling, law enforcement, and corrections, in addition to the program's staff.
The Sessions Recovery Court Team consists of the following members:
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