Recovery & Resilience

The Anderson County R2: Recovery & Resilience Program’s goals are to provide participants, along with their families, the educational tools and support you will need in order to make positive lifestyle changes. These tools will assist in breaking the cycle of substance use/misuse and crime. Drug addiction rehabilitation requires the cooperation of the entire family and you and your family will be held accountable for your actions. The program will assist in reaching this goal by providing the following services:

  • Judicial Supervision
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Family Support
  • Probation Supervision
  • Intensive Case Management
  • Training and Educational Services
  • Random Drug Screening
  • Family Needs Assessment

All of the above services are intended to help create a better and more stable lifestyle. Participants and their families will be expected to follow the rules of the program outlined by the R2: Recovery & Resilience Program Team and the Judge. These requirements are in addition to your probation and case management requirements. Participants will also be responsible for complying with treatment plans developed by a treatment provider. All participants will be provided the educational tools needed to successfully obtain a drug free lifestyle, be a productive family member and citizen, attend school, follow house rules, make good grades, and abstain from alcohol and drug use.

This program is not easy. It requires many hours of participation by the juvenile and their families; however, you will have help from the R2: Recovery & Resilience Program Team, Judge, Probation Officer, and Case Manager. The amount of time the participant spends in the program will be up to the participant. Failure to abide by rules can prevent you from progressing to the next phase.

R2 Application

Mission Statement

To empower participants to achieve a sustainable substance-free, healthy lifestyle and to develop responsible citizenship through prevention, treatment, education, and coordination of services.
 

Program Description

The R2: Recovery & Resilience Program is a program for juvenile offenders who have substance misuse issues and have not been successful in maintaining drug abstinence. The court can utilize both pre-trial and post-conviction, whichever is deemed most appropriate. The program is a minimum of nine (9) months and may be extended longer if necessary, depending on participant progress. Participants must remain clean and sober, be a productive citizen in the community, and complete all four (4) phases of the program to graduate.

All participants will be under close supervision. Each participant shall attend weekly court reviews before the R2: Recovery & Resilience Program Judge. In addition, each participant will be assigned a case manager. Counseling and group therapy will be arranged by the case manager. Each participant will complete at least 25 hours of community service work with a pre-approved community organization and be subject to random drug testing.
 

Eligibility Criteria
  • Offender must be between the ages of 13-17
  • The current charge must be a non-violent, drug or property-related felony or misdemeanor
  • Offender cannot have any outstanding charges or holds in any other court outside the district
  • Offender cannot have current sex offender charges or be a convicted sex offender
  • Offender must be a resident of Anderson County
  • Offender cannot be an illegal alien
  • Offender cannot act as an active informant
  • Offender must be on court supervision
  • Offender cannot be actively suicidal or homicidal or psychotic
  • Offender should not have a history of drug trafficking

 

Program Expectations and Rules

The following is a list of program expectations for the Anderson County R2: Recovery & Resilience Program. Many of these rules are the same as the Anderson County Juvenile Court Rules of Probation; however, there are some additions. All of these rules are designed to keep participants on track to graduate the program and become responsible citizens of the community. Failure to follow these rules could result in sanctions. Compliance with these rules could result in incentives.

  • Participants must be enrolled in school
  • Participants must attend all scheduled R2: Recovery & Resilience Program sessions
  • Participants must participate in drug rehabilitation treatment
  • Participants must be on time for all scheduled appointments with case management, probation officer, drug treatment, community service, and any other court-ordered program
  • Participants may not use any alcohol, drugs, or tobacco while in the program
  • Participants will submit to random drug and alcohol screens administered by probation officers, case management, or treatment professionals
  • Participants must contact probation officer or case manager if they have any contact with law enforcement, are prescribed any drug by a doctor, are going to be absent for drug treatment, or if they are going to miss court
  • Participants in Phase I and Phase II will not participate in overnight stays (sleepovers) with friends at home or anyone else’s home
  • Parents are required to complete the Parent Project or alternative family counseling
  • Participants must follow all the rules of probation
  • Participants will be placed on valid court order (VCO) for absences. This means participants must go to school, no exceptions. If a participant is sick, he/she may visit the school nurse or administrator who may allow them to visit a doctor who will determine if they are able to be at school. Parent notes will not excuse absences from school. If a participant receives a doctor’s note to miss school, the participant is required to contact their probation officer and case manager immediately. Failure to contact probation officer/case manager could result in a sanction by the court.
  • Participant shall return to the R2: Recovery & Resilience Program to give their testimony to current participants

 

Court Room Rules
  • Arrive on time for court
  • Family members only in the courtroom
  • Remain seated in court. No getting up and down to go out of the courtroom
  • Participants must sit with their parent or guardian in the courtroom
  • Participants must follow all other rules posted outside the courtroom
  • No cell phones or any other electronic device allowed in the courtroom

 

Court Dress Code

The following is a list of unacceptable dress items in the courtroom. This is a court of law and must be respected. Appropriate dress is mandatory. Violations may receive immediate sanctions.

  • NO tank tops
  • NO shorts above the knee
  • NO sagging pants
  • NO bare midriffs
  • NO gang affiliated clothing
  • NO profanity
  • NO hoods worn on the head
  • NO sandals or flip-flops
  • NO alcohol or drug paraphernalia on clothing
  • NO clothing with holes

 

Program Phases

The R2: Recovery & Resilience Program consists of a short three-week probationary period, followed by four phases. Each phase is a minimum of nine weeks and as the participant advances, each phase will become less and less intensive. For phase advancement, the participant must be drug-free, comply with drug treatment and probationary rules, and comply with rules of parent and school. All participants must participate in drug treatment, be in school, seeking their GED, or working and shall perform community service. Community service fosters personal growth and shall be arranged through a community agency and approved by the R2 Team.

R2 Application

Minimum Program Time = 9 Months | Total Cost = $450

 

Probationary Period

Must remain on 24-hour curfew. Must improve or maintain satisfactory grades in school. Shall meet with probation officer/case manager weekly. If the District Attorney’s office approves the juvenile to apply and the R2 Team feels juvenile is a good fit for the program, they will move into Phase I. Random drug testing will occur.

Time Period: 3 weeks

Phase I

Must improve or maintain satisfactory grades in school. Shall complete detox and intensive outpatient treatment if necessary. Shall have weekly judicial reviews, weekly meetings with probation officer/case manager. Random drug tests. Must remain drug-free at least 30 consecutive days. Must have paid amount determined by judge, if ordered.

Lasts a minimum of 9 weeks

Phase II

Must improve or maintain satisfactory grades in school. Shall have weekly judicial reviews, weekly meetings with probation officer/case manager, random drug tests, less intensive drug treatment. Must be drug-free at least 45 consecutive days. Must have paid amount determined by judge, if ordered.
Must complete at least 10 hours of community service.

Lasts a minimum of 9 weeks

Phase III

Must improve or maintain satisfactory grades in school. Shall have relapse prevention, weekly judicial reviews, weekly meetings with probation officer/case manager, random drug tests, less intensive drug treatment. Must be drug-free at least 45 consecutive days. Must have paid amount determined by judge, if ordered. Must complete at least 10 hours of community service.

Lasts a minimum of 9 weeks

Phase IV

Must improve or maintain satisfactory grades in school. Shall have aftercare, weekly judicial reviews, weekly meetings with probation officer/case manager, random drug tests, less intensive drug treatment. Must be drug-free at least 90 consecutive days. Must have paid amount determined by judge, if ordered.

Must complete at least 10 hours of community service: employment hours may be substituted in lieu of community service at the discretion of the R2 Team.

Lasts a minimum of 9 weeks

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