Drug Court

The Drug Lab at the Ft Pierce Courthouse will reopen on Monday November 16. The Lyngate Lab will revert to being open Tues-Thurs.

Check the hotline daily for updates https://slccjis.stlucieco.gov/druglab_external/default.aspx

“Beginning Monday October 19, 2020, all drug testing will occur at our Lyngate site (1680 SE Lyngate Blvd, Suite 105, Port St Lucie) Monday through Friday until further notice.”

Due to the Coronavirus:

 

Drug Court Clients:

During this time, Drug Court Administration are available by phone (772-807-4388) or email (see list below). Drug Court, Treatment, and/or Probation will contact you with your next court date and any further updates as they are received. (Calls may come from blocked numbers, please try to answer.)

YOU MAY DO ON-LINE MEETINGS. If you are required to attend a certain amount each week, and they have a way to confirm, please do so. If they do not have a way to confirm, please screenshot with date and time (no faces.)

Online AA Meetings/Resources During COVID-19

The Drug Test Hotline will continue as usual at this time.

 We encourage you to make regular contact with your sponsor and/or sober supports, wash your hands a lot, and don’t do drugs or drink alcohol.

Be well and make good choices, we are a phone call away!

 

St Lucie County Felony/MM Drug Court
Kelley Senchak – Court Program Specialist – 772-807-4388 – SenchakK@circuit19.org
Officer Erika Dodson – Probation – 772-468-3933
ADAP – 772-466-4328 or 772-204-9085
TCCC – 772-341-4013

Okeechobee County Felony/MM/Juvenile Drug Court
Yleana Ramirez – Court Program Specialist – 772-807-4388 - Ramirezy@circuit19.org
Officer Jason Ballard – Probation – 863-824-4126
ADAP – 863-467-2300
DJJ – 863-462-5839 or 863-462-5836

Martin County Felony/Juvenile Drug Court
Denise O’Laughlin – Court Program Specialist – 772-807-4388 - OlaughlinD@circuit19.org
Officer Tiffany Early – Probation – 772-221-4010
HHS – 772-288-5786
ADAP – 772-286-8933
TCCC – 772-341-4013

Indian River County Felony/Juvenile Drug Court
Tammi Buchanan – Court Program Specialist – 772-807-4388 - BuchananT@circuit19.org
Officer Maria Lawson – Probation – 772-778-5015
SAC – 772-772-4811
ADAP – 772-564-0091

St Lucie County Juvenile Drug Court
Denise O’Laughlin – Court Program Specialist – 772-807-4388 - OlaughlinD@circuit19.org

St Lucie County Veterans Treatment Court
Yleana Ramirez – Court Program Specialist – 772-807-4388 - Ramirezy@circuit19.org

Indian River County Veterans Treatment Court
Tammi Buchanan – Court Program Specialist – 772-807-4388 - BuchananT@circuit19.org

 

The mission of the 19th Judicial Circuit Drug Court is to provide a cooperative team of diverse professionals and community leaders who work to coordinate service to support individuals in becoming drug-free and productive citizens. Drug Court is a structured court process designed to increase public safety and reduce crime in a cost-efficient manner.

Drug Court is a program for first-time offenders who have been arrested for a qualifying drug offense. Drug Court provides the opportunity for substance abuse treatment. After successfully completing the program, the participant has developed skills to manage their substance abuse issues. The charges are dismissed. Drug Court also has participants who are involved as a special condition of probation/community control. The participants learn skills to manage their substance abuse. The charges are not dismissed at the successful completion of the drug court program.

There are currently 16 specialty court programs in the 19th Judicial Circuit.
Indian River County-felony drug court, juvenile drug court, veterans court, and mental health court.
St. Lucie County-felony drug court, misdemeanor drug court, juvenile drug court, veterans court, and mental health court.
Okeechobee County-felony drug court, misdemeanor drug court, juvenile drug court, and mental health court.
Martin County-felony drug court, juvenile drug court, and mental health court.