Juvenile Drug Court Program (JDC) is a grant generated program providing services to families of children who have volunteered to participate in the program. Each participant of the JDC program is aided by the collaborative support of a multimember treatment team that includes (but is not limited to) a Family Service Case Manager, Drug Addiction Counselor, and a specialized Juvenile Service Probation Officer.
Washington County’s Juvenile Service (DJS) screens all youth in intake for JDC eligibility. Youth eligible for services will be referred by the state’s attorney’s office or DJS to the program coordinator for further assessments. Once the participant meets the eligibility criteria and volunteers to participate, the Family Service Case Manager (FSCM) helps support the family during the initial process and transition and the program participation as a whole. The FSCM lends support to participants in this program by linking them with resources in the community needed for their compliance with probation and participation in the program as well as their continued recovery overall.