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Justice Services

To collaborate with community and justice system partners to re-imagine justice, enhance public safety, and holistically support all people impacted by the justice system.

Justice Services is key to supporting the Buncombe County criminal justice system with emphasis on strategies that are cost effective, prioritize public safety, provide resources to law enforcement and the courts, and support our community navigating the justice system.


Who Are We

  • We are here to serve.
  • We are here to offer alternatives to incarceration.
  • We are here to provide an opportunity to changes lives.
  • We are here to help support those navigating the justice system.
  • We are here to support the courts through system coordination and technical assistance.
  • Our goal is to increase public safety while finding new and innovative ways to ensure justice.

Programs & Services

Justice Services manages several criminal justice programs and services from pre-arrest diversion to re-entry services.

Key Initiatives

Justice Services is responsible for the implementation of several key initiatives to ensure enhancement of community safety.

Councils & Advisory Groups

Justice Services provides staff support to criminal justice related council and advisory groups.


News & Information


Court Date Reminders

To avoid an order for your arrest, you must show up to court.

Failing to appear in court can result in an order for arrest and financial penalty. Here are some things to remember as your court date approaches:

  • Arrive at the Buncombe County Courthouse, 60 Court Plaza in Asheville, 30 minutes before your scheduled court session.
  • Paid parking is available at Buncombe County parking deck across the street from the courthouse, at 164 College Street.
  • A security checkpoint is located at the courthouse entrance. All persons must have their bags scanned and pass through a metal detector.
  • Make the necessary arrangements ahead of time so you can be present for court.
  • You are responsible for appearing to all court dates. Be sure to know all of your court dates for any pending charges you have.

If you miss your court date, contact your lawyer immediately.
Office of the Public Defender: (828) 259-3423

If no lawyer, contact the
District Attorney’s Office: (828) 259-3410
Clerk of Superior Court: (828) 259-3400

Locate & Contact

Justice Services Department

Contact

Tiffany Iheanacho
Justice Services Director
P: (828) 250-4089
F: (828) 250-6666

Justice Services
200 College Street - Suite 300
Asheville, NC 28801

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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