Court Referral Officer

Responsibilities & Services

Court Referral Officers are a key ingredient in the enforcement of the Alabama Mandatory Treatment Act of 1990. This act orders all drug and alcohol offenders into the Court Referral Program to receive education, treatment, monitoring, and drug testing, depending on the severity of the individual situation. Operating under the jurisdiction of the Alabama Administrative Office of the Courts, the court referral officer provides a thorough evaluation and makes individualized recommendations to the Municipal Court Judge for each offender.

This information ensures court placement of each defendant into the most appropriate intervention to supplement traditional judicial decisions. The City of Hoover Court Referral Officer works specifically with the Hoover Municipal Court, although transfers to/from other jurisdictions are accepted. Each offender is referred to appropriate interventions, monitored monthly to insure compliance, drug tested randomly, and the court is informed of any violations and/or completions.

Referral Program

The Hoover Municipal Court Referral Program will accept out-of-state transfers. Defendants from outside of the State of Alabama must meet minimum requirements in addition to the state requirements in which the offense occurred since all state requirements are not the same.

If you are in the Hoover Court Referral Program and experience technical difficulties with the drug test line, please call (205) 739-6711.