Court Administration
Marion County Judicial Center, Room 1-1062
110 NW First Avenue
Ocala, FL 34475

Office: 352-401-7894
Fax: 352-401-7896

Taylor Banks, Court Program Specialist

Marion County Adult Post-Adjudicatory Prison Diversion Drug Court is a court supervised highly structured program consisting of both substance abuse treatment and case management supervision for non-violent prison bound offenders. This program includes, but is not limited to, frequent court appearances, random drug screens, substance abuse treatment; frequent community or peer support meeting attendance while on a Department of Correction supervised probation. The length of this four phase program is a minimum of 13 months; however depending on the participant’s progress and/or compliance, it may be several months longer.

Program Summary

The target population for this program is non-violent, adult felony offenders with substance abuse problems, residing in Marion County who would otherwise go to prison. This includes those in Violation of Probation (VOP) or Violation of Community Control (VOCC) statues. FS 397.334 (3) (a) dictates that entry into this program must be based upon the sentencing court’s assessment of the defendant’s criminal history, substance abuse screening outcome, amenability to the services of the program, total sentence points, the recommendation of the state attorney, the victim, if any, and the defendant’s agreement to enter the program.

Applications for the Marion County Adult Post-Adjudicatory Prison Diversion Drug Court are forwarded to The Office of The State Attorney for review; the applicant will also meet with a drug court staff member for pre-acceptance screening. If your application has been approved, you will be noticed to appear before your judge for sentencing wherein the completion of the drug court program will be made part of your conditions of probation. Your case will then be set before the Drug Court Judge for acceptance into the program.

The Marion County Adult Post-Adjudicatory Prison Diversion Drug Court does not discriminate against qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, handicap (disability) or veteran status or as otherwise prohibited by federal, state or local law.

If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this program, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance, please contact the ADA Coordinator at the Office of the Trial Court Administrator:

Marion County Judicial Center
110 NW 1st Avenue
Ocala, Florida 34475

Phone: (352)401-6710

If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.

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