Juvenile Drug Court
A Juvenile Drug Court is a court that has been specifically designated and staffed to supervise non-violent juvenile drug or alcohol offenders who have been referred to a comprehensive and judicially monitored program of drug treatment and rehabilitation services.
Drug Courts represent a very non-traditional approach to juvenile offenders who have been identified as moderate/heavy substance abusers. Drug Courts are built upon a unique partnership between the criminal justice system and the drug treatment community, one which structures treatment intervention around the authority and personal involvement of a single Drug Court Judge. Drug Courts are also dependent upon the creation of a non-adversarial courtroom atmosphere where a single Judge and a dedicated team of court officers and staff work together toward a common goal of breaking the cycle of drug abuse and criminal behavior.
The mission of the Wagoner County Juvenile Drug Court is to reduce criminal behavior and treat alcohol and other drug abuse for non-violent juvenile offenders by offering court-supervised, strength-based treatment and services,thus providing for public safety and the skills and knowledge necessary for participants to become responsible citizens.
307 E. Cherokee
Wagoner, OK, 74467
Local OJA Office
The Wagoner County Juvenile Drug Court has five primary goals:
- Promote public safety by reducing substance abuse and delinquent activity among participants.
- Address the family’s social and economic needs by identifying the needs and strengths of the juvenile and family and meeting them with the appropriate services.
- Improve juvenile’s school performance and attendance.
- Strengthen the families of participants by improving the capacity of families to promote structure and guidance to their children.
- Reduce reliance on detention by improving juvenile’s level of functioning, by providing juvenile with skills that will aid them in leading substance-free and crime-free lives.
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