Drug CourtsDrug Court programs work with non-violent individuals who have an addictive disease/substance abuse disorder. These programs offer intensive treatment and case management. They also require attendance at 12 step meetings, frequent random drug tests, and close community supervision. They last an average of 18 to 24 months.
Family Dependency Treatment CourtThis court focuses on cases of child abuse and neglect that involve a parent with an Addictive Disease. The purpose of the Family Dependency Treatment Court is to protect the safety and welfare of children while giving you as the parent the treatment, tools, and support you need in order to become sober and responsible caregivers. We are currently partnered with the following Accountability Court Programs:
- Clarke County Treatment and Accountability Court
- Athens-Clarke County Family Treatment Court
- Piedmont Wellness Court Barrow County
- Piedmont Wellness Court Jackson County
- Jackson County Drug Court
- Elbert County Drug Court
- Walton County Resource Court
The Athens Clarke County Police Co-Responder ProgramPolice are often called to respond to crisis situations in the community that involve mental illness or addiction. In these cases, as a partner in the ACC Police Department’s Behavioral Health Co- Responder program, Advantage Clincians are partnered with officers to respond to the scene. Co-Responders are able to de-escalate, assess the person’s need on site, and link to services, when needed.
The Athens Day Reporting Center (DRC) is a program through the Georgia Department of Corrections that offers alternatives to incarceration for felony probationers sentenced to the DRC for a) violating their probation or b) as a condition of a new sentence. Day Reporting Centers provide intensive substance abuse treatment for up to 100 offenders sentenced by the Courts who have not responded to more traditional supervision and treatment efforts. The goal of the DRC is to provide the tools participants need to stop the cycle of arrest and re-incarceration. Advantage has partnered with the DRC to offer treatment to DRC participants who are struggling with mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Advantage has staff stationed at the DRC to provide on site assessment and therapy.