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:
Attend group three times a week
Individual sessions weekly
Family session monthly
Random urinalysis testing weekly

Phase 2:
Attend group two times a week
Individual session’s bi-weekly
Family session monthly
Random urinalysis testing weekly

Phase 3:
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

Make a Referral

To make a referral for Juvenile Drug Court please complete the online referral form below. Once submitted an IMPOWER staff member will contact you.

Submit a Referral for My Child or Dependent

Referral Form for Drug Court

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