|Drug Courts Program
|The Sandusky County Juvenile
Court offers juveniles and parents two programs to assist them
if they have been found to be addicted to alcohol or other drugs
when they desire to maintain their sobriety. Each participant
moves through three phases of the program based on the level of
service needed. Adults and youths also have requirements of
attending AA meetings, random drug testing, maintaining a job,
attending school, and completing pro-social projects/activities.
Your Juvenile Court utilizes intensive judicial supervision in
drug court, holding weekly hearings before Judge Smith for the
purpose of reviewing a participant’s compliance with the drug
Praise and other forms of small incentives are used by the drug
court team to reward participants for their progress. Testing
positive for alcohol or illegal substances may be addressed with
sanctions from the Judge. Sanctions may range from an increase
in the frequency of drug testing or the number of support group
meetings required to be completed, to placement at the Detention
Center or incarceration at the Sandusky County Jail.
A participant “graduates” from Drug Court when they have
completed all required treatment and have maintained sobriety
for a minimum of 4 months.
|Truancy Supervision Program
|The Truancy Supervision Program
is a highly structured program that works with youths who are
chronic truants or who have been charged with a probation
violation for truancy.
Our goals are to motivate youth to attend school each day on
time through weekly hearings before Judge Smith, small rewards
and incentives, and sanctions which may include weekends in the
Detention Center. We strive to help parents become more involved
through required attendance at weekly hearings.