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Knox County has a drug court!
Drug CourtLocated in Criminal Courtroom, Division I First floor City-County Building400 Main Street Knoxville, TN
Knox County has a single-jurisdiction adult Drug Court to serve as an alternative approach to incarceration for nonviolent offenders dependent on alcohol and other drugs. The purpose of the Drug Court is to promote public safety and health by providing comprehensive care to substance abuse offenders through a partnership between the judiciary, the Metropolitan Drug Commission, the Knox County Sheriff's Department, the Knoxville Police Department and health care providers. The General Sessions Drug Court presents the participants with a prescribed range of drug treatment services, as well as other social service programs, in a three-tier, highly structured, case management approach in a non-adversarial atmosphere.
Heard each Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in Criminal Courtroom, Division I.
The Office of the District Attorney General, the District Public Defender's Office, private defense counsel and other courts can refer participants to the Drug Court. All of the initial referrals are assessed by the Drug Court Team to determine if the case meets the program's clinical and judicial requirements.
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