Richmond VA > Adult Drug Court

Last Updated: 2009-11-07


The Richmond Adult Drug Treatment Court (RADTC) program is designed to reduce recidivism and drug-related crime by providing a comprehensive program of substance abuse treatment services, probation supervision, intensive court supervision and judicial monitoring for non-violent, addicted defendants.


The Richmond Adult Drug Treatment Court is an alternative to incarceration and/or regular supervised probation for non-violent felony offenders or first time offenders with substance abuse problems. RADTC is a court supervised substance abuse intervention and treatment program. It is a voluntary program that includes regular court appearances before one of the Circuit Court judges presiding over the RADTC program. Treatment includes drug testing, both individual and group counseling, regular attendance at recovery group meetings and 12 step meetings (Narcotics or Alcoholics Anonymous). We utilize a team approach with on-site Clinicians providing substance abuse treatment, Probation Officers and Case Managers coordinating ancillary and supervision services. The program's length is a minimum of 16 (sixteen) months, for those who desire to lead a crime-free and sober lifestyle. However, the actual length of time a participant stays in the program is determined by their progress in Drug Court.

Goals to achieve

  • Obtain and lead a drug-free lifestyle.
  • Develop and maintain a productive, law abiding lifestyle.
  • Enhance employment skills through vocational training and/or job placement services.
  • Increase involvement in the recovery community (NA,AA and other recovery organizations).
  • Identify the warning signs of relapse and engage in relapse prevention planning.
  • Identify specific treatment needs and develop a treatment plan designed to work towards recovery.

Contact Information:

Adult Drug Court
City of Richmond
501 North 9th Street, 2nd Floor
Public Safety Building
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: (804)646-3655
Fax: (804)646-3738
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