Juvenile Drug Court is designed to provide an alternative to current juvenile justice proceedings by providing an integrated system of treatment for youth and parents within a drug court setting to reduce substance abuse and criminal behavior by program participants and to assist youth in becoming productive members of the community, thus promoting public safety.
The Juvenile Drug Court Program is a voluntary treatment program for nonviolent minors. Drug court includes regular court appearances before a designated Drug Court Judge and intensive supervision by the Probation Department and Drug Treatment Provider. Drug testing, individual group counseling and family counseling are furnished by the Juvenile Drug Court Treatment Provider. Juvenile Drug Court Teams consist of the Judge, District Attorney, Public Defender, Deputy Probation Officer, School Liaison, and Treatment Provider.