Specialized Docket

JRC – Juvenile Recovery Court 

The Juvenile Recovery Court is a specialized court that addresses the needs of substance abusing juveniles who are involved with the justice system. This Court provides immediate intervention in the lives of the children and their parents.

Juvenile Recovery Court is a diversion model for youth and their families who have been adjudicated delinquent and meets substance dependency criteria. Upon successful completion of the program, the presenting charge(s) are dismissed and the case is sealed.

Referrals for the Juvenile Recovery Court come from the Court and the probation department. The JRC treatment team, which includes the Judge, counselors, and probation staff, meets weekly to work with the youth and their family to address issues of substance abuse and connects the family with appropriate community resources to eliminate barriers for treatment and success.