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Juvenile Drug Court Division

Daviess County Juvenile Drug Court (JDC) serves juveniles ages 12-17 years old that have been charged with an eligible public offense such as:

  • Possession Charges
  • Violent Offenses (related to drug abuse)
  • Theft Related
  • Alcohol Possession/Intoxication
  • Any other charge deemed appropriate by the County Attorney

Once a referral is received, the JDC Director meets with each juvenile and family to complete the assessment process to determine eligibility.  If the juvenile is eligible for the program, they will be given a start date to appear in Juvenile Drug Court.

While in the program, juveniles are randomly drug tested, attend treatment groups and individual sessions and appear before a Judge weekly.  Treatment in drug court is split into two 12 week periods: group treatment with a drug/alcohol therapist and equine assisted therapy.  Both of these pieces include the parent/guardian.  It should be noted that the parent/guardian is also subject to random drug testing at the Judge’s discretion.

During the program, juveniles meet with the JDC Director to address any school, home or community issues.  JDC takes a holistic approach using evidenced-based treatment that has proven to be effective.  JDC provides incentives for the juvenile when appropriate that also involves the family.  JDC’s goal is to be flexible to each family’s needs for the success of the juvenile.

The JDC team is located in the Daviess County Attorney’s Office located at:

Physical Address: Kirtley Annex 117 East 3rd Street, Owensboro, KY 42303
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 158, Owensboro, KY 42302
Phone:  270-685-5979

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