Civic Center, Hall of Justice, Room 113
8:30am - 3:30pm
The Marin County Juvenile Drug Court Program is an intensive, Court-supervised counseling and treatment program for
eligible minors who have law violations and substance abuse problems. It is designed to give youthful offenders an
opportunity to take responsibility for their actions and change their lives.
The Drug Court Team includes the Judge, Deputy Probation Officer, Deputy District Attorney, Deputy Public Defender,
and treatment providers.
Drug Court requires regular meetings with a probation officer, participation in self-help programs, drug treatment,
counseling, UA tests, and regular court appearances. Upon successful completion of Drug Court, all charges are
dismissed and the minor's file can be sealed.
As stated by former Chief Justice Ronald M. George, "The rapid expansion of drug courts can be traced to one basic factor:
they work. Their value can be measured in the lives of kids and families who have been helped to escape the cycle of
drugs and failure, and whose lives might otherwise have ended in disease, incarceration, broken families, or even death."
For a description of Juvenile Drug Court, how the program works and what is required of participants and their
families, please click here to see the
Juvenile Drug Court Participant Handbook.
For a sample of homework performed by Juvenile Drug Court participants, please
click here and click here to see sample writing.
To enroll a youth or obtain further information, please contact the Juvenile Probation Department at at (415) 473-6659.
Collaborative Justice Courts
Marin has implemented Adult Drug Court, Juvenile Drug Court, Proposition 36 Court, STAR (Mental Health) Court and Family Violence Court. For more information
on these programs, please click on the links below.
The Marin Youth Court is an example of a restorative court program. For more information on Youth Court, please