Arlington’s Drug Court Program enhances public safety by providing a cost-effective, integrated system of treatment and judicial supervision. The program requires participant accountability with the goal of reducing recidivism and its effects on the community.
Who May Participate
The Drug Court Program admits probationers who have violated the terms and conditions of probation due to a substance abuse issue. There are many conditions that must be met by probationers who enter the program, and all admissions must be voluntary. The Commonwealth’s Attorney must approve the referral in order for probationers to participate.
The drug court docket is open to the public, and the drug court team encourages family members, community members, and members of the public are encouraged to observe the drug court program in its operations.
Drug Court Team
- Louise M. DiMatteo, Judge
- Dana J. Mertz, Drug Court Administrator, Arlington County Circuit Court
- Evie Eastman, Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney, Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney
- Matthew T. Foley, Office of the Public Defender for Arlington County & the City of Falls Church
- Catherine Woods, Probation Officer, District 10 Probation and Parole
- America Caro,Treatment Clinician, Arlington County Department of Human Services
- John Tuohy, Deputy Treasurer, Arlington County Treasurer’s Office
- John Skoczdopole, Deputy Sheriff, Arlington County Sheriff’s Office
- Chad Ramsey, Sergeant, Arlington County Police Department