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, dependency 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 and juvenile drug court.
Martin County-felony drug court, juvenile drug court and mental health court.