Juvenile Drug Court

Juvenile Drug Court

A juvenile drug court is a docket within a juvenile court to which selected delinquency cases, and in some instances status offenders, are referred for handling by a designated judge. The youth referred to this docket are identified as having problems with alcohol and/or other drugs. The teams meet frequently, often weekly, determining how best to address the substance abuse and related problems of the youth and his/her family that have brought the youth into contact with the justice system.