Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants is the largest population of individuals monitored by Jackson County Community Justice. Almost every person is allowed a first offense Diversion, and all convicted individuals are required by law to attend an alcohol/drug treatment program. This department's task is to evaluate individual needs and refer each individual to the appropriate treatment. It is also the department's task to monitor compliance and initiate enforcement through the Court when the individual does not follow through with his/her court-ordered obligations.
Our office works closely with the Jackson County Circuit Court and District Attorney's Office to ensure efficiency and appropriate consideration on all cases. Our goal is to protect the community from those referred to us for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and minimize the chances of repeat behavior through referral to treatment and counseling.
There are approximately 2800 DUII cases being monitored on a regular basis.
Justice Involved Individuals reporting to Community Justice for DUII supervision must complete an alcohol and drug evaluation by an Alcohol and Drug Screening Specialist (ADSS). This evaluation can be scheduled and completed at the Community Justice Office.
Community Justice Today - DUII Services
Drinking and Driving is a serious offense that requires specific intervention. Watch this video to find out how Jackson County handles DUII Services.