Judicial Services

Questions about Judicial Services: Call 919-828-4892

Email: judicialservices@southlight.org

 Questions about other SouthLight services: 919-787-6131 

Removing Barriers,

Providing Alternatives for Drug and Alcohol First Offenders

Our Judicial Services team assists people with drug and alcohol offenses and helps them navigate the Judicial System

SouthLight manages one of the largest Pre-Trial Diversion Programs in North Carolina. 

Under guidelines provided by the Wake County District Attorney, SouthLight Healthcare provides substance use assessment and education for clients charged with drug & alcohol offenses, enabling clients to receive a dismissal of their charges as opposed to traditional prosecution. Our Judicial Services Team serves more than 4,600 people each year.


We have been a trusted resource for the District Attorney’s office, local attorneys and clients in need for over 30 years, and we are committed to creating safer, healthier communities for the citizens of Wake County.  

Our Programs:

Substance Use Assessments  

If you were required to have a Substance Use Assessment per the Deferral Agreement that you signed in court, you can sign up for a Virtual Online Assessment. Click below to learn more, register and pay the
$100 fee.

Judicial Deferral Classes  

The 15-hour First Offender Class is now being  conducted online. Click below to learn more, register, and pay the $258 class fee via PayPal (you do not need to have a PayPal account). 

Court Date Information

You can obtain your court date by clicking here. You will need this date to register for online classes. If you can't find your court date/case number on the website, then you will need to contact the Clerk of Courts Wake County Clerk of Court:  Wake County Justice Center,  Clerk of Court's office is on the 1st floor, Room 1000  300 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601 

Have questions about our Judicial programs?

Click the orange box for answers to Frequently Asked Questions. 


Judicial Services919-828-4892 

Email: judicialservices@southlight.org


(Re)start your journey here.

We help those living in and through mental health and substance use issues. 

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