Civil Case Management
Effective July 1, 2018, all cases previously assigned to the Fifth Circuit Backlog Foreclosure Program have been reassigned to a Circuit Judge in the county where the case was filed. (See Administrative Order A-2018-20).
Adult Felony Drug Court
The Marion County Adult Drug Court Program is a court supervised intensive and highly structured program consisting of both comprehensive out-patient treatment and case management supervision for non-violent offenders.
Expansion Drug Court
The Marion County Adult Post-Adjudicatory Drug Court Expansion Program is a court supervised highly structured program consisting of both substance abuse treatment and case management supervision for non-violent prison bound offenders.
Dependency Drug Court
The Dependency Drug Court is designed to get involved in the lives of addicted parents with substance abuse treatment.
Delinquency Drug Court
The Juvenile Drug Court Program of Marion County deals with varying degrees of substance abuse among youthful offenders and targets youth who have committed drug-related offenses or acknowledge a history of substance abuse upon arrest for nonviolent offenses.
The Marion County DUI Court mission has been to reduce the number of repeat DUI offenders by providing alternative community-based treatment, thereby increasing both offender productivity and public safety.
Juvenile Civil Citations
This Juvenile Civil Citation Program is an alternative to arrest for youth 13-17 years of age who commit certain first time misdemeanor offenses. Florida Statute 985.12 gives law enforcement the discretion to issue the youth a civil citation in lieu of arrest.
Juvenile Alternative Sanctions
The Juvenile Alternative Sanctions Program maintains an array of alternatives for youth in contempt of court.
The Marion County Law Library maintains in its collection both State and Federal statutes, local ordinances, administrative regulations and case law.
Misdemeanor Drug Court
The Marion County Misdemeanor Drug Court Program is a court supervised, highly structured program.
Mental Health Court
Mental Health Court is a specialized court docket for defendants with mental disabilities that substitutes traditional court processing with a problem-solving model.
Mediation has become very prevalent and very popular in the judicial system within the past few years. It has been very helpful in resolving differences between parties, and in reducing the number of cases going to trial.
Our circuit provides resources for self-represented parties in domestic relations cases. In all counties resources are available online or at the local clerk’s office.
The Teen Court concept is based on the philosophy that youthful offenders will not continue to offend when a jury of their peers punishes them.
The Veterans Court model requires regular court appearances as well as mandatory attendance at treatment sessions and frequent and random testing for substance use (drug and/or alcohol).
Early Childhood Court (ECC)
The goal of Marion County’s Early Childhood Court (ECC) is to improve child safety and well-being, heal trauma, and develop a stronger parent/child relationship. The ECC program works with families who have children between the ages of 0-3 who have been removed from their homes.