Program Description

Mission Statement

The mission of the DeKalb County D.U.I. Court Supervised Treatment Program is to enhance public safety by reducing recidivism of D.U.I. offenders through education, treatment, testing and intensive supervision of the Program participants.

 

Introduction

The DeKalb County D.U.I. Court Supervised Treatment Program (“Program”) is a voluntary post-conviction treatment program for those who have multiple violations of driving while under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants.  It is a part of the probation portion of a DUI sentence.

The Program is a team concept involving the Judges, Program Coordinator, Treatment Coordinator, Substance Abuse Treatment Professionals, Prosecutor, Defense Attorney, Probation Officer and Sheriff’s Department.

The Program began helping multiple offenders in November, 2004 and has enrolled over 1121 participants and has had 813 graduates through December 31, 2015, with a current population of 71 active participants.  The Program’s goal is to achieve sobriety of all Program participants in order to improve the quality of their lives and eliminate future violations of the law.

All defendants accepted into the Program are assigned and supervised by Judge Alvin T. Wong and Judge Dax E. Lopez of the State Court of DeKalb County.

Lopez Photo              Wong Photo