The Drug and Alcohol Unit provides drug-testing services to juveniles and adults
ordered to participate through Juvenile-Court. Services are provided through three
This program is for first-time juvenile drug or alcohol offenders. They are required
to complete six consecutive weeks of negative drug testing and six drug education
classes. They must also be participating in an approved educational program. If
they are successful, no charges are filed.
This is a drug-testing program offered to juveniles and adults as part of their
probation or service plan. All participants are Court ordered. They are required
to complete six consecutive weeks of negative drug testing. Any missed appointments
or positive drug tests cause them to start the six weeks over again.
This program focuses on juveniles who have demonstrated an inability to control
their drug use through their failure to successfully complete the LINK or Diversion
Program. This is an effort to help the juvenile be successful by becoming and remaining
drug-free. Participants are ordered to the program for six months. Requirements
include weekly drug testing, a tight curfew, participation in an educational program
and community service work. In addition, all clients participate in a drug/alcohol
assessment to determine needs and are placed in appropriate treatment. All clients
are required to attend frequent Administrative Hearings to review their status and
as an opportunity to praise success and/or address problems. Consequences or sanctions
may be imposed as needed. The client’s requirements will change as they progress
through the program. If the client is successful at the end of the six months, all
charges are dismissed.
The Court frequently requires a drug test to determine the outcome of a hearing,
whether a child can be released from detention or if a child can be returned to
the parent in a deprived matter. The Drug and Alcohol Unit provides this service
to the Court as needed.