Juvenile Drug Court
Through judicial accountability and enhanced access to comprehensive treatment services, the Juvenile Drug Court addresses the safety and welfare of adolescents with supporting programs addressing their recovery from alcohol and/or drug abuse.
Juvenile Drug Court is a voluntary alternative to the traditional court process designed to more effectively respond to cases where drug addiction is the central problem.
Frequent court appearances and a non-adversarial team approach along with a variety of rewards and sanctions, combined with comprehensive drug treatment, counseling, and housing assistance are used to achieve these goals.
- To reduce the cost to society of dependency cases involving substance abuse.
- To empower adolescents to function better in their families and communities thereby being less likely to have future involvement with the courts and the child welfare system