Katie Mosley-Rusha, Court Program Specialist III
Hernando County Court Administration provides the Adult Drug Court program described here, under the leadership and supervision of Circuit Judge Don Barbee.
The Hernando County Adult Drug Court Program is a court supervised intensive and highly structured program consisting of both comprehensive out-patient treatment and case management supervision for non-violent offenders. The program includes, but is not limited to, regular court appearances, random drug screens, group/individual substance abuse counseling and frequent Substance Abuse Peer Support Group meeting attendance. The length of this four-phase program is normally 15 to 24 months.
If you meet the criteria to enter the Drug Court Program and your application has been approved by the State Attorney’s office, you will be noticed to appear before the Drug Court Judge. If the Judge approves your entrance into the program, you will be required to enter a guilty plea to your charges and sign a prosecution agreement before entering the program. Your sentencing will be deferred for the duration of the program. Upon successful completion of the program, the court will dismiss the charges against you.