WHEREAS, a Drug Court Task Force previously recommended that an adult drug court program be established in St. Johns County, and
WHEREAS, the Task Force’s recommendation led to the establishment of an Adult Drug Court in St. Johns County in 2002;
NOW THEREFORE, I, TERENCE R. PERKINS, Chief Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, hereby reaffirm the establishment of the St. Johns County Adult Drug Court division and program, to which certain drug-related criminal cases in circuit court may be referred/assigned.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a Circuit Judge will be assigned to the St. Johns County Adult Drug Court division and that it will be designated as Division 26 for assignment purposes. Upon receipt of appropriate orders of the Court, the St. Johns County Clerk of Court shall assign/transfer designated cases to Division 26 (Adult Drug Court).
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that defendants participating in the St. Johns County Adult Drug Court program will be supervised mutually by Drug Court staff and Florida Department of Corrections staff.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Drug Court judge shall convene a Drug Court Advisory Committee, comprised of relevant stakeholders and other interested parties, to advise and assist the Drug Court judge and the Chief Judge in the operation of the St. Johns County Adult Drug Court program. The Drug Court judge shall serve as chair of the advisory committee.
TO BE RECORDED in St. Johns County, Florida.
DONE AND ORDERED in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, this 30th day of June 2017.
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