Family Wellness Court:
To create, in partnership with community service providers, a continuum of services needed to identify and develop family strengths, and to assess and treat family dysfunction caused by drug or alcohol dependency.
With an emphasis on ensuring that our approach to fostering healthy homes reflects a commitment to professional collaboration, intensive substance abuse treatment, legal accountability and intervention strategies that focus in the needs of the family as a whole.
The vision of the Dallas County Family Wellness Court is to create a safe environment for the reunification of children with drug-free guardians in nurturing homes that are free from abuse and neglect, crime and detrimental reliance on social service programs.
Adult Drug Court:
Dallas County Adult Drug Court was created to give persons charged with qualifying charges an opportunity to seriously address their addictions to drugs and alcohol and recover from their addiction. By choosing to enter the DCADC, participants are choosing perhaps the best opportunity they will ever have to reclaim and rebuild their life.
Meet the Director: Miah Jackson
After being a Dallas County resident for over 30 years, she has worked with the population of court ordered adolescents and adults for more than 8 years. In her present position, she works with low-income individuals who are involved in the criminal justice system following legal consequences of their substance use and mental health issues. She leads a team providing all aspects of court services including supervision, monitoring and intensive case management.
She is a graduate of Amridge University with a Masters in Leadership and Management. She is a member of the Alabama Association of Drug Court Professionals, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, the Alabama Drug Abuse Task force and the steering committee for Alabama’s “Statewide System Reform program for dependency courts. She is a Certified Court Referral Office and Drug Screen collector. Finally, she the wife of District Attorney Michael Jackson and is a mother of four wonderful children (Jozie, Prince, Jolie and John Michael).