Drug Court

Please Note: Drug Court will begin having regular Drug Court Dockets starting May 18th. All hearings will be done either telephonically or through Zoom.

Zoom Meeting ID: https://17thflcourts.zoom.us/j/873944477

Dial by phone: (888)475-4499 US Toll-free, (833)548-0276 US Toll-free, (833)548-0282 US Toll-free, (877)853-5257 US Toll-free, (786)635-1003, +1 (312)626-6799, +1 (646)876-9923

Meeting ID: 873-944-477

Broward Drug Court Program was created in 1991, and is the third oldest drug court in the nation. The Drug Court Program was originally designed to divert first time, non violent criminal offenders from jail under the Pre Trial Intervention Program. In 2009, the Post Adjudicatory Drug Court Program was funded with grant money to divert non-violent offenders facing prison and offering them substance abuse treatment. Both programs are a minimum of one year, with the goal of restoring these individuals as productive members of society. Drug Court participants are monitored by the Drug Court team, including the Drug Court Judge and the Florida Department of Corrections.

The Pre Trial Intervention Program is designed for first time offenders, without a felony conviction. Defendants receive substance abuse treatment for a minimum of one year, and upon successfully completing the PTI Drug Court Program, their cases are dismissed. Defendants entering the Post Adjudicatory Drug Court receive substance abuse treatment in lieu of incarceration. These prison-bound defendants are diverted from prison and offered substance abuse treatment for a minimum of one year. Drug court participants have status court hearings where recommendations are presented to the judge based on the clinical needs of the participant.

 

Calendar of Events

Drug Court Links

Frequently Answered Questions

Resources

Covid 19 Resources

PTI Eligibility

Articles

 

For further information please contact:

 

Hon. Tarlika Navarro
Drug Court Judge
(954) 831-5614

 

Hon. Ari Porth
Drug Court Judge
(954) 831-6905

 

Diane St. Amand Scott
Drug Court Manager
dscott@17th.flcourts.org
(954) 831-6372

 

Lecretia Franklin
Drug Court Case Manager
lfranklin@17th.flcourts.org
(954) 831-6378

 

Alex Rappe
Drug Court Case Manager
arappe@17th.flcourts.org
(954) 831-7715

 

Reginald Williams
Drug Court Case Manager
rwilliams@17th.flcourts.org
(954) 831-0669

 

Tonya Johnson
Drug Court Case Manager
tjohnson@17th.flcourts.org
(954) 831-8518