Educare is the treatment provider for Recovery Courts in Williamson County. Recovery Courts give offenders facing non-violent criminal charges the opportunity to enter substance abuse treatment in lieu of jail time. Educare provides treatment to help these individuals embrace the change process and become contributing members of their community.
Williamson County DUI Recovery Court Treatment Provider
In 2011, the Honorable Judge Denise Andre’ founded the Williamson County DUI Recovery Court. Educare has been the treatment provider since its inception. Educare provides consultation, assessment, treatment services, and referrals for the recovery court. The diversion program is for multiple DUI offenders. Participants receive Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), psychoeducation, peer support, and individual counseling. Funding is currently provided by a SAMHSA federal grant & The DUI Court Foundation.
Williamson County Veterans Treatment Court (V.T.C.)
In 2016, the Honorable Judge Tom Taylor founded the Veterans Treatment Court. Educare has been the treatment provider since its inception. Educare provides consultation, assessment, treatment services, and referrals for the recovery court. The diversion program is designed to offer veterans of the armed services who get involved in the criminal justice system an opportunity to receive treatment, connect with V.A. services, and be recognized for their service to our great country. Funding for the program is provided by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse.
A.C.T. Program (Accountability, Compliance & Treatment)
The A.C.T. program focuses on individuals who are just getting into legal trouble and not substance use dependent. Most clients have first-time cannabis-related offenses. A.C.T. is a voluntary intensive probation program. The A.C.T. program includes intense probation including random drug and alcohol screening, weekly treatment groups and status reviews in front of a Judge on a monthly basis. A.C.T. focuses on prevention and informs participants of the risk they face of developing substance use disorders. With the opioid epidemic, alcoholism, and cocaine use comes severe loss of control and loss of self. This intervention can provide clients with the prevention, coping skills and motivation to change the course of their life following release from probation. This project is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for those who qualify.