Delinquency (Juvenile) Drug Court


To reduce juvenile crime and drug use through therapeutic interventions, collaborative community partnerships and intensive judicial supervision of court-involved youth and families thereby improving juvenile and family functioning and community safety.


What is Delinquency Drug Court*?

The Fifteenth Judicial Circuit's Delinquency Drug Court (DDC) is a 6 month program which targets youth who have a history of substance abuse. The DDC is committed to the goal of reducing juvenile crime and drug use. Success requires both the youth and family's participation throughout the program.

*Delinquency Drug Court Brochure 

Who Qualifies**?

Palm Beach County youth, ages 14 – 17 years old

**Click here for Delinquency Drug Court eligibility criteria 

What Are the Program Components***?

Delinquency Drug Court is a three-phase program lasting a minimum of six months. Participants will work with treatment providers to develop treatment plans and will receive individual, group and family counseling. Other program components include: regular court appearances, frequent and random urinalysis, incentives and sanctions as well as educational support and monitoring. Progress in the program is reviewed regularly by the Drug Court Team.

***Click here for Delinquency Drug Court requirements 

For additional information or referrals to the program, please contact Cristy Altaro (561)355-6586.

Cristy Altaro
Program Manager

Main Judicial Complex - Juvenile Wing
205 N Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 355-6586

(561) 355-7914