The Hall County DUI Court Program marks its 20th year in operation this month.
The Hall County DUI Court program has been recognized as a “Model Court” by the Council of Accountability Court Judges of Georgia and is a partnership among Hall County State Court, law enforcement, defense bar, substance abuse treatment providers, probation, and the Hall County Solicitor’s Office.
The mission of the program is to make DUI offenders accountable for their actions and to bring about a behavioral change that ends DUI recidivism by stopping the abuse of alcohol and drugs while raising re-licensure rates for participants who complete the program. Since its inception in 2003, the program has graduated 959 participants.
Program participants attend regular evidence-based treatment groups, submit to random drug testing, and attend individual counseling sessions and community support meetings.
With over 70 current participants and an 86.5% retention rate, the program continues to achieve significant results from a public safety standpoint and has a positive impact on the lives of the participants and their families in the Hall County community.