The Sixth Judicial District Juvenile Drug Court (JDC) began operation in June 2000.
The program’s mission is to provide comprehensive and individualized treatment and programming to adolescents and promote the development of a drug and alcohol free lifestyle by building pro-social and supportive relations with family, peers, and community.
The strategies the program employs are as follows:
- Re-emphasize and strengthen the role of the family
- Keep participants safely in the community
- Promote academic, vocational, and social competencies
- Improve behavioral health through comprehensive treatment
- Reintegrate participants into the community
- Instill accountability through sanctions and incentives for adolescents and their parents
Psycho-social education, anger management, parenting skills, and substance abuse treatment is provided by a local behavioral health agency. Supervision, substance abuse monitoring, and case management services are provided by surveillance officers and juvenile probation staff. The Public Defender and the Children’s Court Attorney’s Office provide guidance for the program and participants. The program collaborates with other community agencies to enhance its services such as family support, life skills education, educational monitoring, and community involvement. All of these partners address the mental, physical, spiritual, psycho-social, educational, and emotional needs of the JDC participants. These services are extended to the family members living in the same household.
Administrative Assistant I
Phone: 575-546-9611, ext. 5
Honorable Judge Jennifer E. DeLaney
LCJDC Office Hours
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.