Drug Court Programs

 

Recognizing the need for an alternative to prosecution and incarceration for first time drug offenders, the Fifth Circuit has implemented several Drug Court Programs. Modeled after nationally recognized drug courts, it offers a continuum of drug education and treatment alternatives. The court proceedings are unique in that they are non-adversarial in nature with a dedicated Drug Court Judge or Magistrate who oversees each participant’s progress and holds them accountable for their actions while receiving substance abuse treatment.

Drug Courts are court-supervised, comprehensive drug treatment courts for eligible non-violent defendants. The voluntary program involves numerous appearances before the Drug Court judge or magistrate, substance abuse treatment and frequent, random testing for substance abuse. Drug Courts exist to provide participants with the opportunity to become productive, drug free members of the community while increasing public safety and reducing crime in a cost efficient manner.

Current programs exist in Citrus, Hernando, Marion and Sumter counties.

Citrus County Adult Drug Court
Samantha Shephard, Coordinator
110 North Apopka Avenue
Inverness, Florida 34450
Phone: 352-341-6721
Fax: 352-341-6704

Hernando County Adult Drug Court
Kathleen Lonergan,Coordinator
20 North Main Street, Room 464
Brooksville, Florida 34601
Phone: 352-540-6279
Fax: 352-754-4235

Marion County Adult Drug Court
Dora Reep, Coordinator
110 NW 1st Avenue
Ocala, Florida 34475
Phone: 352-401-6729
Fax: 352-401-6726

Marion County DUI Court
Carolyn Weldon, Coordinator
110 NW 1st Avenue
Ocala, Florida 34475
Phone: 352-401-6769
Fax: 352-401-8160

Marion County Juvenile Dependency Drug Court
Dora Reep, Coordinator
110 NW 1st Avenue
Ocala, Florida 34475
Phone: 352-401-6729
Fax: 352-401-6726

Sumter County Misdemeanor Drug Court
Angie Bowens, Program Assistant
215 E. McCollum Avenue, Room 120
Bushnell, Florida 33513
Phone: 352-569-6942
Fax: 352-401-6726

Citrus County Juvenile Dependency Drug Court
Kelly Chisman, Supervisor
110 North Apopka Avenue
Inverness, Florida 34450
Phone: 352-341-6721
Fax: 352-341-6704

Marion County Drug Court Expansion Program
Alina Stoothoff, Drug Court Manager
110 NW 1st Avenue, Room 1-1027
Ocala, Florida 34475
Phone: 352-401-6725
Fax: 352-401-6726

Marion County Juvenile Drug Court
Angie Bowens, Coordinator
110 NW 1st Avenue
Ocala, Florida 34475
Phone: 352-401-8157
Fax: 352-401-6726

Marion County Misdemeanor Drug Court
Thomas Aemisegger, Administrative Manager
110 NW 1st Avenue, Room 1-1027
Ocala, Florida 34475
Phone: 352-401-6706
Fax: 352-401-6726

Sumter County Felony Drug Court
Angie Bowens, Program Assistant
215 E. McCollum Avenue, Room 120
Bushnell, Florida 33513
Phone: 352-569-6942
Fax: 352-401-6726