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Norfolk Drug Court
YOung ManThe Norfolk Drug Court Program provides intensive outpatient services, which are provided in a forensic setting, with intense supervision by Probation and the Court. The program is administered by the Norfolk CSB and works cooperatively with the Norfolk Circuit Court, Norfolk Commonwealth Attorney, Norfolk Sheriff’s Office, Norfolk Community Services Board, and Norfolk Probation & Parole. Each agency participates directly in the delivery of services to Drug Court individuals.

The Norfolk Drug Court serves non-violent, adult felony offenders in Norfolk who meet the diagnostic criteria for Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders, defined by the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSMIV). The Drug Court can also assist persons with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders and can serve veterans with these concerns. The program operates to provide intensive supervision, case management, and chemical dependency treatment to offenders in an effort to reduce recidivism, provide rehabilitation and recovery, and reduce jail overcrowding, as well as to establish a cost effective alternative to incarceration for criminal substance abusers.

Drug Court is designed as a five-phase system, and is a minimum of 18 months in length. The system allows the participant the opportunity to receive the level of supervision and treatment intervention deemed necessary. Intensive supervision and outpatient substance abuse treatment begins the process. The participant has the opportunity to achieve goals and earn his or her way to the next level of the program. Each level becomes progressively less restrictive and structured. In FY 2013, case management and linkage services are being added to the program design. Included in the program umbrella are the following services:
  • Individual bio-psychosocial assessments
  • Integrated diagnostic, psychiatric, psychosocial, and psycho-educational treatment modalities
  • Cross-trained multi-disciplinary staff
  • Group and individual therapy and supportive counseling sessions
  • Medication and basic health monitoring
  • Individualized treatment planning including case management, problem formulations, treatment goals, and measurable treatment objectives
  • Random screening for illicit drugs and alcohol


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