Drug Court

Drug Court

Hopewell, Prince George, Surry Adult Drug Court 

The Drug Court Program was established in 2002 as a collaborative effort between the City of Hopewell, Prince George and Surry Counties, Riverside Criminal Justice Agency and in conjunction with the Drug Court Advisory Board to provide a therapeutic alternative to substance using offenders. Drug Court utilizes a special court docket for dealing with non-violent criminal offenses committed by addicted offenders. It combines the power of intensive judicial supervision with comprehensive substance abuse treatment and case management to assist offenders in achieving recovery. Only the court has the power to issue immediate sanctions to offenders when relapse or noncompliance occurs. 


Drug Courts have proven effective in reducing illegal drug use and related criminal behaviors. They are restoring addicts to gainful employment, healthy parenting, and productive citizenship. Drug Courts provide effective substance abuse treatment for addicted offenders while mandating compliance and accountability. Drug Courts have bridged the gaps among the criminal justice and courts systems, treatment, social services, and public health. There are more than 4,000 treatment courts in the United States, annually serving more than 150,000 people. Since 1989, treatment courts have served more than 1.5 million people and saved billions of tax dollars.


Drug Court is a minimum 15-month program with four phases of treatment and supervision. The focus is to offer the offenders a chance to achieve recovery in a structured program that provides substance abuse treatment and intensive supervision. Drug Court uses a system of sanctions and rewards as an approach to help reinforce positive behaviors. Drug Court is a chance for the offenders to develop skills and assets that will allow the offender to continue in recovery and have a healthy lifestyle once the offender is released from supervision and the Drug Court program is completed. Successful completion of Drug Court will result in the dismissal of the offenders' charges. The cost of the program is $100.00 a month for as long as the offender is in the program. The minimum cost is $1,500.  The drug court docket is on Mondays at 4pm in the Prince George Circuit Court.

Drug Court

6601 Courts Drive
Prince George, VA 23875

Hours:  8:00 - 5:00 PM,
Monday - Friday, excluding holidays

Yolanda Hines Headshot, woman with short hair and glasses wearing a black shirt behind a blue background.

Drug Court Coordinator

Yolanda G. Hines 804-863-5908
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