110 NW First Avenue
Ocala, FL 34475

Office: 352-401-6729
Fax: 352-401-7896

Dora Reep, Coordinator

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. The program includes, but is not limited to, regular court appearances, random drug screens, group/individual substance abuse counseling and frequent Peer Support Meetings. The length of this IV-phase program is normally 13 to 17 months.

If you meet the criteria to enter the Drug Court Program and your application has been approved by the State Attorney’s office, you will be noticed to appear before the Drug Court Judge. If the Judge approves your entrance to the program, you will be required to enter a guilty plea to your charges and sign a prosecution agreement before entering the program.

Criteria

Those persons who are eligible include:

  • Any first time offender or any person previously convicted of not more than one non-violent misdemeanor, who is charged with a felony of the third degree, prostitution or second and third degree felonies involving purchase or possession of a controlled substance, solicitation for purchase of a controlled substance, or obtaining a prescription by fraud.

Those persons who are not eligible include:

  • Persons charged with a crime involving violence.
  • Persons charged with a crime that includes sale or trafficking of a controlled substance.

The Marion County Adult Drug Court Program includes incentives to address progress and sanctions to address violation of the drug court rules, continuing drug use and other non-compliant behavior.

Program Fees

Each participant is required to pay a $35.00 application fee and if accepted, $135.00 payable monthly over the program length. In addition there is a $25.00 fee for each positive drug screen. All payments are non-refundable and payments shall be made by credit card, debit card, and money orders payable to: Marion County BOCC.

(Excludes confirmation tests)Payment arrangements for each treatment should be made directly with the treatment providers.

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