TN-Recovery Oriented Compliance Strategy

The Tennessee Recovery Oriented Compliance Strategy (TN-ROCS) Program is a court diversion strategy that serves justice-involved adults who have mental illness, co-occurring disorders, or substance abuse disorders and who have low to medium risk factors for re-offending and medium to high needs for substance abuse and mental health services.  This model provides an option for judges to address the needs of defendants who do not meet criteria for recovery court. 

TN-ROCS participants are ordered by a judge to take part in the program.  The participants must comply with their release plans and supervision requirements, as well as appear in court as requested by the judge.  Participants can stay in the community, and review dockets are held to ensure those court ordered to participate are following the program.

Fourteen Tennessee counties have TN-ROCS programs: Cannon, Grainger, Hickman, Jefferson, Lewis, McMinn, Monroe, Perry, Rutherford, Sevier, Sullivan, Van Buren, Warren, and Williamson.  Connect with the TN-ROCS Program Administrator for your county.  Contact information at this link.

For More Information

If you or a loved one need a referral to substance abuse treatment services, please call or text the TN REDLINE: 800-889-9789

If you feel at any time that you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the Tennessee Statewide Crisis Line toll-free 24 hours, 7 days a week at 1-855-274-7471.

To learn more about this program, please contact:

David Linens
Criminal Justice Program Manager
615-253-5313
David.W.Linens@tn.gov