The mission of the Juvenile Drug Court (JDC) program is to rehabilitate youth with substance abuse issues, through treatment, support and supervision.
JDC strives to strengthen family relationships, promote positive community ties, and inspire a commitment to education.
The program seeks to promote public safety, encourage positive youth development and provide a continuum of quality treatment services.
Led by the Honorable Marie Ward
The JDC program is a strength-based program that aims to reduce drug use among participants through an intensive outpatient treatment program coupled with frequent judicial oversight and intensive supervision. The program is self-paced and can be completed in a little as six and a half months.
The JDC Program operates under the guidance of the following Juvenile Drug Court 16 Key Strategies in Practice.
- Collaborative Planning
- Clearly Defined Target Population and Eligibility Criteria
- Judicial Involvement and Supervision
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Community Partnerships
- Comprehensive Treatment Planning
- Developmentally Appropriate Services
- Gender Appropriate Services
- Cultural Competence
- Focus on Strengths
- Family Engagement
- Educational Linkages
- Drug Testing
- Goal Oriented Incentives and Sanctions