Drug Court is a special court given the responsibility to handle cases involving drug-using offenders through comprehensive supervision, drug testing, treatment services and immediate sanctions and incentives.
The Hinds County District Attorney’s Office is an active partner and supporter of the Hinds County Circuit Drug Court, as part of its Smart Justice initiative.
The mission of the Hinds County Circuit Drug Court is to reduce crime and enhance public safety by providing a Judicially-monitored treatment regimen, and intensive supervision to substance abusing offenders, thereby providing a cost-effective alternative to incarceration and enhancing family and community values.
Drug Court participants undergo long-term treatment and counseling, sanctions, incentives, and frequent court appearances. Successful completion of the treatment program results in dismissal of the charges, reduced or set aside sentences, lesser penalties, or a combination of these. Most importantly, graduating participants gain the necessary tools to rebuild their lives.
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