What is Henrico County Drug Court?

Henrico County Drug Court is a structured four phase program. Each phase allows participants the opportunity to earn their way from one phase to the next, with each phase becoming less structured. Failure to comply with the phase requirements will result in immediate sanctions, including incarceration, at Drug Court . Drug Court is held every Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Henrico Circuit Courthouse.

The following is a brief overview of each phase of Drug Court. Additional leisure activities, as well as drug testing sessions, and therapy groups are added as needed.

Phase One: The goal of Phase One is the cessation and early stabilization of alcohol and drug use.

  • Requirements include:
  • Urine drug and alcohol screens at least 3 times a week
  • Group counseling 3 times per week
  • Attendance at 3 Narcotics Anonymous (NA) or Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings per week
  • Weekly court appearance
  • Weekly probation supervision meeting
  • Home contact 2 times per month

Phase Two: The goal of Phase Two is to increase recovery skills and resources.

  • Requirements include:
  • Urine drug and alcohol screens 2 times per week
  • Group counseling 3 times per week
  • Attendance at 3 NA/AA meetings per week
  • Court appearance every other week
  • Weekly probation supervision meeting
  • Obtain an NA/AA sponsor
  • Obtain employment or enroll in school
  • Establish a payment plan for any outstanding court costs/fines
  • Establish stable housing
  • Home contact at least 1 time per month

Phase Three: The goal of Phase Three is to continue recovery and improve the manageability of participant’s lives.

  • Requirements include:
  • Urine drug and alcohol screens 2 times per week
  • Individual progress sessions as needed
  • Group counseling 1 time per week
  • Attendance at 2 NA/AA meetings per week
  • Court appearance every 3 weeks
  • Home contact as needed
  • Maintain stable employment or education
  • Stay current on court payment plan
  • Develop relapse prevention plan
  • Probation supervision meeting every other week
  • Home contacts at least once, and as needed

Phase Four: The goal of Phase Four is preparation for ongoing recovery and integration into society.

  • Requirements include:
  • Random drug and alcohol screens at least 3 times per month
  • Group counseling 1 time per week
  • Family sessions and individual counseling as needed
  • Court appearance once a month
  • Attendance at 2 NA/AA meetings per week
  • Probation supervision meetings 2 times per month
  • Maintain employment or education program
  • Stay current on court payment plan

Who is eligible for Henrico County Drug Court?