Juvenile (Delinquency) Drug Court


To reduce juvenile crime and drug use through therapeutic interventions, collaborative community partnerships and intensive judicial supervision of court-involved youth and families thereby improving juvenile and family functioning and community safety.

About the Program

For additional information or referrals to the program, please contact Brandon Richardson at (561) 355-6624 or BRichardson1@pbcgov.org.

What is Juvenile Drug Court?

The Fifteenth Judicial Circuit's Juvenile Drug Court (JDC) is a 6 month program which targets youth who have a history of substance abuse. The JDC is committed to the goal of reducing juvenile crime and drug use. Success requires both the youth and family's participation throughout the program.

Juvenile Drug Court Video

pdf Delinquency Drug Court Brochure
Who Qualifies?

Palm Beach County youth, ages 14 – 17 years old

pdf Delinquency Drug Court Eligibility Criteria
What Are the Program Components?

Juvenile Drug Court is a three-phase program lasting a minimum of six months. Participants will work with treatment providers to develop treatment plans and will receive individual, group and family counseling. Other program components include: regular court appearances, frequent and random urinalysis, incentives and sanctions as well as educational support and monitoring. Progress in the program is reviewed regularly by the Drug Court Team.

pdf Delinquency Drug Court Requirements
Cristy Altaro
Juvenile Operations Manager
Brandon Richardson
Delinquency Drug Court Coordinator
(561) 355-6624
(561) 355-7914

Juvenile Wing