WHEREAS, a Drug Court Task Force previously recommended that an adult drug court program be established in Volusia County, and
WHEREAS, the Task Force’s recommendation led to the establishment of an Adult Drug Court in Volusia County in 1997;
NOW THEREFORE, I, TERENCE R. PERKINS, Chief Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit, hereby reaffirm the establishment of the Volusia 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 Volusia County Adult Drug Court division and that it will be designated as Divisions 21 and 22 for assignment purposes. Upon receipt of appropriate orders of the Court, the Volusia County Clerk of Court will assign designated cases to Divisions 21 and 22 (East Volusia Adult Drug Court and West Volusia Adult Drug Court).
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that defendants participating in the Volusia 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 Chief Judge in the operation of the Volusia County Adult Drug Court program. The Drug Court judge shall serve as chair of the advisory committee.
TO BE RECORDED in Volusia County, Florida.
DONE and ORDERED in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida this 30th day of June 2017.
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