Image of the Historic Health Department where Drug Court is Located

303 North Church Street • Murfreesboro, TN 37130 • Phone: (615) 217-7124 • Fax: (615) 217-7127

Contact Us:

303 North Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Phone: (615) 217-7124
Fax: (615) 217-7127

Eligibility Criteria for the DUI Court Program

The initial screening criteria includes the following:

  • Must be a non-violent offender - No Motor Vehicle Assault or Motor Vehicle Homicide

  • Must have a primary diagnosis of alcohol dependency

  • Must be a resident of Rutherford or Cannon County

  • Must be 2ndor 3rd DUI Offense or a 4th  DUI on a case by case basis

  • Offender must voluntarily agree to participate

  • Must be potential agreement among sentencing judge, District Attorney’s office and Counsel for the accused that DUI Court would be an appropriate option.

  • Cannot have a hold or pending criminal charge from another jurisdiction

  • Cannot be acutely mentally ill or suicidal

Therapy and Group Information

The intensive group therapy focuses on alcohol and drug education and identifying issues that could interfere with a recovery program. The Relapse Prevention Group identifies triggers and helps participants develop coping skills to deal with triggers and develop a safety plan to prevent relapse. The MRT Group is our criminal-thinking group. MRT stands for Moral Reconation Therapy. This group is designed to elevate the addict’s moral thinking. Participants start making goals and looking outward, instead of concentrating on their own needs for pleasure. The Continuing Care Group looks at the participants’ environment and starts working on healing relationships, developing parenting skills, and having healthy relationships. The Self-Help Support groups that we require three times a week can be AA or NA meetings, bible studies, Drug Court support groups, or any approved group that meets regularly that provides support to the participant.

Additionally we offer gender groups (for both males and females), sex abuse survivors, co-dependency, anger management and spirituality groups. We also have a 12-week Family Night component.

Links

American University - Justice Programs Office

Bureau of Justice
U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Justice Programs

Tennessee Association of Drug Court Professionals

Davidson County Drug Court

Office of Criminal Justice Programs for Tennessee

NADCP
National Association of Drug Court Professionals and Drug Court Institute

National Drug Control Policy

Rutherford County Seal