Juvenile Drug Court

As the only provider for Juvenile Drug Court, a diversion program,in Seminole County, IMPOWER is able to offer an alternative to the normal judicial process for delinquency cases. The mission of the Seminole County Juvenile Drug Court is to reduce substance abuse and juvenile crime, and increase public safety by providing an alternative to the normal judicial process in delinquency cases. The process is initiated through the juvenile judicial process in collaboration with the States Attorney’s Office. IMPOWER then intervenes in cases and offers services to help the youth transition into a healthy lifestyle and greatly reduce the chance of a youth re-entering the system.

The Juvenile Drug Court Program is available at no cost to the individual or family.

A youth’s vision of a better life is supported through the Juvenile Drug Court Program through the following benefits:

  • Specialized intensive substance abuse treatment
  • Acquisition of the tools required for positive lifestyle changes and the development of improved coping skills
  • Strengthen family relationships.
  • Enhance employment opportunities.
  • Improve educational focus and goal setting.
  • Potential to end juvenile probation upon successful completion of program.
  • Nolle Prosequi (be unwilling to pursue, do not prosecute)
  • Reduction in chance for recidivism.

IMPOWER’s Juvenile Drug Court involves four phases paired with the following requirements.

Phase 1 (approximately 45 days):

Attend group three times a week

Individual sessions weekly

Family session monthly

Random urinalysis testing weekly

Phase 2 (approximately 30 days):

Attend group two times a week

Individual session’s bi-weekly

Family session monthly

Random urinalysis testing weekly

Phase 3 (approximately 90 days):

Attend group weekly

Individual counseling sessions monthly

Family session monthly

Random urinalysis testing weekly

Phase 4 (approximately 30 days):

Attend group bi-weekly

Individual sessions monthly

Family session monthly

Random urinalysis testing weekly

 

For additional information and referral assistance please contact:

Jessica Hixon, Director of Prevention and Support Services
Email:    jhixon@impowerfl.org
Phone:                 (407)-215-0095 ext 218