The Fulton County DUI Treatment Court Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

The Fulton County DUI Treatment Court Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

June 23, 2022

In conjunction with its 15-year anniversary, the State Court of Fulton County and Fulton County’s Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) will host its DUI Treatment Court Graduation on Thursday, June 23 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Fulton County Government Center’s Assembly Hall, 141 Pryor Street, SW, Atlanta.

The DUI Treatment Court Program is a post-conviction treatment program for those who have multiple violations of driving while under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants. In addition, it is a judicially supervised treatment program that takes place for a minimum of two years. The program provides enhanced supervision, and individual and group treatment sessions to assist participants in making healthy lifestyle changes while gaining insight and knowledge about their disease of addiction.

Since the program’s inception in 2007, the Fulton County DUI Treatment Court has worked diligently to provide a better quality of life by promoting sober living and healthier lifestyles for repeat offenders. The most conservative estimate is that DUI Courts reduce DUI relapses and general criminal relapses approximately 12% better than other sentencing options. Keeping this in mind, Fulton County’s DUI Treatment Court has grown to include two treatment and drug testing facilities to accommodate all of Fulton County.

Fulton County’s DUI Treatment Court hosts four graduations each year, and approximately 10 participants will be recognized during the June 23 graduation ceremony.

“Graduation is the acknowledgement of the hard work and challenges that participants face while in the program,” said Bradley Jones, Behavioral Health Program Manager, State Court DUI Treatment Program. “Sobriety is not an easy road and many participants face multiple challenges. This event allows everyone to come together and applaud their hard work.”

To participate in the County’s DUI Treatment Court program, eligible candidates must complete the following requirements: 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy clinical treatment
  • Complete the Risk Reduction Program (DUI School)
  • Complete a Victim Impact/MADD Panel • Submission to random home visits
  • Random drug testing
  • Participate at compliance reviews
  • Community support meetings such as AA/NA

Fulton County’s DUI Treatment Court provides focus and leadership for community-wide partnerships, bringing together public safety and public health professionals in the fight against drug abuse and criminality, and significantly improve substance-abuse treatment outcomes, substantially reduce substance abuse and crime, and do so at less expense than any other justice strategy. For more information about ongoing programs and Fulton County Treatment Court services, please visit:

DUI Treatment Court Graduation