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Accountability courts provide alternative sentencing for qualifying persons, typically those who have a mental illness and/or a substance use disorder. We work to lower recidivism and prison costs by breaking the cycle of addiction and mental illness, which are the root causes of many offenses. The court requires regular check-ins with a judge, intensive treatment, counseling, drug testing, curfews, and court supervision to hold offenders accountable for their rehabilitation. 

The goal of accountability courts is to restore participants to productive, working, tax-paying citizens who provide for their families, thereby reducing costs to social services and the penal system.

Established in 2005 by Superior Court Judge William A. Fears, the Towaliga Accountability Courts, Inc. (TAC) has the distinction of being one of the oldest programs in Georgia. 

The program serves Butts, Lamar, and Monroe Counties and offers substance abuse treatment and ancillary services. Co-occuring issues are addressed through individual counseling and other community resources. 

Our drug court adheres to the standards, guideline, and best practices as identified by the State of Georgia and the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Ten Key Components and Evidence-Based Program Principles. 

At the Towaliga Accountability Courts we are a passionate, diverse field of professionals commited to saving lives, protecting the public, serving the most vulnerable in our justice system, and believe through this dedication we are Transforming Communities One Life at a Time.

The mission of the Towaliga Accountability Courts is to reduce the rate of substance abuse and drug related criminal activity by providing intensive supervision, substance abuse treatment, judicial guidance, and case management services for individual's dependent on alcohol and/or addictive substances who may have co-occuring disorders. 

The goals of TAC are:

  • To assist participants in becoming abstinent and maintaining sobriety;

  • To reduce recidivism among participants;

  • To improve the quality of life of the participants and their families through vocational training and substance abuse education;

  • To improve public safety by reducing the crime rate in our community.