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Hall County Treatment Services
Judicial Accountability Services Building

Treatment Services is the umbrella agency under which we oversee multiple programs in the Northeastern Judicial Circuit. We impact the lives of thousands in Hall County each year through Drug Court, DUI Court, the H.E.L.P. Program (Mental Health Court), Family Treatment Court, Parental Accountability Court, State Court Veterans Court, Substance Abuse Services Evaluations and Referrals, and the Drug Screening Lab. These problem-solving court programs provide substance abuse and mental health treatment to individuals caught in the revolving door of the justice system. In addition to providing a meaningful alternative to incarceration to the participants and a significant cost savings to taxpayers, our programs give participants a chance for rehabilitation and the tools to become healthy, productive members of society.



 Treatment Serv. Contact
 Drug Court
 DUI Court
 H.E.L.P. Program
 Family Treatment Court
 Parental Acct. Court
 State Court Veterans Court
 Substance Abuse Services



Hall County Drug Court
Presiding Judge Jason J. Deal

As the first accountability court program in Hall County, Drug Court began in 2001 to provide early intervention to those with substance abuse issues. It is our goal to provide the necessary structure and treatment which addresses these issues so our graduates can lead productive and meaningful lives. By utilizing a treatment model for rehabilitation, we not only restore the lives of our participants but strengthen their families and our community, as a whole.

The Hall County Drug Court mission is to make drug offenders accountable for their actions, bringing about a behavioral change that reduces criminal recidivism and provides the tools and resources needed to stop the abuse of alcohol and other drugs; to protect the public; to treat the victims of offenders in a fair, just way; and to educate the public as to the benefits of Drug Courts for the communities that they serve.

The program is a minimum of 24 months in duration and consists of five phases. It encompasses vocational, educational, and spiritual components in conjunction with providing substance abuse treatment. Phase 1 provides an orientation to treatment along with urine drug screens, breathalyzers, and weekly court appearances. Phase 2 provides alternatives to criminal and addictive thinking with continued urine drug screens, breathalyzers, and weekly court appearances. Phase 3 provides more specific treatment protocols along with urine drug screens, breathalyzers, and bi-weekly court. Phase 4 is a transition phase and allows the client to act as a mentor for clients in Phase 1. Urine drug screens and breathalyzers continue as do court appearances every other week. Phase 5 is the aftercare phase. The participant attends group counseling sessions, urine drug screens and breathalyzers as scheduled, and attends court once a month. In order to meet the individualized needs of the participants in the program, Drug Court is divided into four tracks: Dependency Track, Early Intervention/Abuse Track, Young Adult Track, and Felony Probation Track.

Drug Court Contact
Hoke Snelson, Coordinator
 770-539-5003

Myra Muckle, Lead Counselor
 770-539-5015

Gary Payne, Counselor
 770-531-4950

Michele Volk-King, Counselor
 770-531-4950

Jason Lunt, Counselor (Probation Track)
 770-531-4950

Suzanne Eberhardt, Case Manager
 770-539-5005

 770-536-1023
2318 Browns Bridge Rd.
Gainesville, GA 30504-6041

Mailing Address:
P.O. Drawer 1435
Gainesville, GA 30503

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Hall County DUI Court
Presiding Judge Larry A. Baldwin, II

The Hall County DUI Court mission is to make offenders accountable for their actions, bringing about a behavioral change that reduces DUI recidivism and the abuse of alcohol and other drugs while raising the re-licensure rate for participants that complete the program; to protect the public; to treat the victims of DUI offenders in a fair, just way; and to educate the public as to the benefits of DUI courts for the communities that they serve.

Hall County DUI Court began in 2003 and is designed to coordinate substance abuse intervention with judicial support through an immediate sanctions and incentives process. Participant entry into the DUI Court is mandatory and charges are not reduced or dismissed upon successful completion of the program. One goal is to reduce the Driving Under the Influence recidivism through substance abuse intervention with immediate judicial review. Another goal of the DUI Court is to facilitate the re-licensure of participants in the program. The DUI Court is a partnership among State Court, the Solicitor's Office, the defense bar, law enforcement, probation, and local, licensed substance abuse treatment providers.

Incarceration has not proven an effective, long-term deterrent for repeat offenders. The ability to utilize judicial review in regards to treatment allows for a higher degree of follow-through and accountability for the participants in this program. This leads to a higher level of treatment success and in increase in public safety as a result.

DUI Court Contact
Katie Bruner, Coordinator
770-536-3837

Nathan Strong, Case Manager
770-536-3837

 770-536-1023
2318 Browns Bridge Rd.
Gainesville, GA 30504-6041

Mailing Address:
P.O. Drawer 1435
Gainesville, GA 30503

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Hall County H.E.L.P. Program/Mental
Health Court

Presiding Judge Kathlene F. Gosselin

Implemented in 2004, the H.E.L.P. (Health, Empowerment, Linkage, Possibilities) Program is Hall County's mental health court. The program is 18 to 24 months in duration and consists of five phases. It is the mission of the program to provide alternatives to incarceration for defendants who are involved in the criminal justice system as a result of their mental health issues. We accomplish this by linking those individuals to local, community-based treatment resources with the goals of reducing recidivism and helping participants become stable, productive members of society.

Our goals are to provide participants with timely assessment by a licensed mental health professional, case disposition, intensive case management services to stabilize and engage participants in long-term community-based mental health treatment, and referral to other services such as employment and housing. The H.E.L.P. Program is a voluntary program and no guarantees are made to the participants about the ultimate outcome of their criminal charges. They are advised that the program is intended to provide them with the help and advocacy they may need in order for them to lead a more stable and independent life. This is a mental health treatment program and active participation and compliance to treatment is expected. While the participants are not required to come to court each week, the team (case managers, counselors, psychologist, judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, probation officer, law enforcement officer, and treatment provider) meets weekly to discuss each of the participants' progress and then holds court for enrollments, phase progressions, status updates, and sanctions.

In January 2014, we added a Veterans Track to the H.E.L.P. Program. The goal of this specialty track is to link military veterans involved with the criminal justice system and who experience mental health issues to appropriate services through the Department of Veterans Affairs and monitor compliance with these services.

H.E.L.P. Program Contact
J. Denise McKinney, Coordinator
 770-531-9173

Jason Bennett, Clinical Case Manager
 770-531-9173

Veterans Track Case Manager
 770-531-9173

Kat Stallcup, Community Support Individual
 770-531-9173

 770-536-1023
2318 Browns Bridge Rd.
Gainesville, GA 30504-6041

Mailing Address:
P.O. Drawer 1435
Gainesville, GA 30503

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Hall County Family Treatment Court
Presiding Judge Cliff L. Jolliff

Hall County Family Treatment Court began operations in 2006 to address the plight of abused and neglected children who have substance abusing parents. This venture involves an unprecedented collaboration between Juvenile Court, the Department of Family and Children Services, Hall-Dawson Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and Avita Community Partners, an agency that receives state money to provide substance abuse treatment in our community.

Our program is based on the belief that addiction is a chronic and potentially fatal disease creating one of the most serious health and legal problems in the United States today. Family Treatment Court works intensively to prevent unnecessary foster care placement of children and expedited return to a safe, stable drug-free home for those children who are in foster care. Parents voluntarily enter the 18-month-long program and, once in, they are ordered to appear in court twice monthly, attend intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment and life skills training, submit to random and frequent drug screens, and are subject to unannounced home visits at any time by law enforcement officers.

Our goal is to ensure the safety and health of children who have experienced the dark side of substance abuse through no fault of their own. We provide parents an opportunity to receive the services and treatment they need to claim a life more productive than they likely have ever known which in turn will strengthen our community by developing drug- free healthy families.

Family Treatment Court Contact
Marisa Sullens, Coordinator
 770-718-5710

Amber Nichols, Case Manager
 770-718-5710

 770-536-1023
2318 Browns Bridge Rd.
Gainesville, GA 30504-6041

Mailing Address:
P.O. Drawer 1435
Gainesville, GA 30503

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Hall County Parental Accountability Court
Presiding Judge Bonnie C. Oliver

The Hall County Parental Accountability Court's mission is to secure the payment of fair and reasonable child support obligations by the non-custodial parent by providing individualized services to remove barriers (unemployment, homelessness, illiteracy, substance abuse, etc.) that keep the participant from being compliant with their court-ordered child support obligations. A partnership with the Department of Child Support Services, this non-criminal, civil problem-solving court program began in 2011. In order to be accepted into the program, individuals must be incarcerated or be in contempt of court for failure to pay child support/child abandonment or referred in lieu of incarceration by a Superior Court judge, have a child support case within the Northeastern Judicial Circuit and an active contempt by the Department of Child Support Services, be the non-custodial parent, and be clear of any pending violent felony charges and/or holds to include those from other jurisdictions.

Parental Acct. Court Contact
A.J. Puckett, Coordinator
 770-531-4001
 770-535-6984
465 E.E. Butler Parkway
Suite 2
Gainesville, GA 30501



Hall County State Court Veterans Court
Presiding Judge B.E. Roberts, III

Organized in July 2014, the Hall County State Court Veterans Court's mission is to promote public safety and to support and assist veterans and their families. We accomplish this by responding, coordinating, and advocating for integration to community resources and providing a path to wellness, recovery, and rehabilitation. A primary goal of the program is to reduce criminal recidivism through treatment intervention with immediate judicial review that supports addressing the veterans' potential co-occurring substance abuse and trauma issues. This is a partnership among State Court and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Veterans Court Contact
Nikki Allemani, Coordinator
 678-696-2429
 770-536-1023
2318 Browns Bridge Rd.
Gainesville, GA 30504-6041

Mailing Address:
P.O. Drawer 1435
Gainesville, GA 30503

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Substance Abuse Services Evaluations & Referrals

Substance Abuse Services conducts drug and alcohol evaluations to provide the Courts with information and recommended therapeutic interventions for offenders arrested for such crimes as driving under the influence, drug possession, and domestic violence. After initial evaluation, if the person is determined to have a substance abuse problem, the individual selects an approved treatment provider, and Substance Abuse Services takes an active role in monitoring treatment and program compliance for the duration of the process. The purpose of our drug and alcohol evaluation program is not for license reinstatement or for meeting the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities requirements.

Substance Abuse Contact
Corrynn Thomas, Case Manager
 770-718-5710
 770-536-1023
2318 Browns Bridge Rd.
Gainesville, GA 30504-6041

Mailing Address:
P.O. Drawer 1435
Gainesville, GA 30503

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Drug Screening Lab

The Drug Screening Laboratory began in 2007 to provide drug screening services to Hall County's accountability court programs. In addition, we currently provide drug screening services for the court system, Hall County Human Resources, the Department of Family and Children Services, and other agencies.

Drug Screening Lab Contact
Brittany Williamson, Coordinator
 770-718-5710
 770-536-1023
2318 Browns Bridge Rd.
Gainesville, GA 30504-6041

Mailing Address:
P.O. Drawer 1435
Gainesville, GA 30503

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Treatment Services Contact
Debbie Mott, Director
 770-536-3837
Jessi Emmett, Assistant Director
 770-536-3837

 770-536-1023

2318 Browns Bridge Rd.
Gainesville, GA 30504-6041

Mailing Address:
P.O. Drawer 1435
Gainesville, GA 30503

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