Friends of the Drug Court Fund

Since 1993, the 16th Judicial Circuit of Florida has offered drug offenders the opportunity to avoid prosecution, become drug free and improve their quality of life through the Circuit’s Drug Court Diversion Programs. Drug Court Diversion Programs were developed to help participants achieve total abstinence from illicit substances and all criminal activity. Drug Courts are designed to promote self-sufficiency and to allow participants to remain in their community as productive and responsible members of society. The programs are also designed to connect the participants with a community support network.

Drug Court Diversion Programs follow the Best Practice Standards which are written for each Drug Court. Best Practice Standards have served as the guiding light of the treatment court movement and have established All Rise as the organization best equipped to lead it. The standards set the treatment court movement apart by enabling a level of evidence-based credibility and accountability that few other justice reform efforts can claim.

The primary goal of Drug Court Diversion Programs is to provide court supervision and intensive substance use treatment to adults, families and juveniles who have been introduced into the court system through civil petitions and/or criminal charge, but with no history of drug sales or violence. The court supervision piece consists of monthly status hearings with the presiding judge who not only provides review and oversight of each participant’s progress, but also swift and effective consequences for violating the program rules, and for those in good standing, incentives and rewards for program compliance.

Drug Court Diversion Programs are voluntary and pre-dispositional programs for juveniles and adults. Although in some juvenile cases, services can be provided for adolescents who are placed on Drug Court as a sanction of their probation. For those participants with criminal charges, upon successful completion of the program, the Court and the State Attorney’s Office will dismiss the pending criminal charges against the participant.

Currently, the 16th Judicial Circuit operates Adult Diversion Drug Court, Juvenile Diversion Drug Court and Family Treatment Drug Court in each of the three courthouse locations in Monroe County.


Thanks for your donation which will be used solely to purchase incentives for successful drug court participants including gift cards, pizzas or treats, and movie tickets.

Making a Donation

You may make an online donation on this page (click button at top). If you are making a donation by check, please send to the CFFK office, 300 Southard St., Suite 201, Key West, FL 33040. Note in the Memo field that this donation is for the Friends of the Drug Court Fund.

You may also make gifts to this fund by stock, wire transfer, real estate, and more. Please click here for instructions.

Thank you for your generosity.


About Your Community Foundation

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys manages over 200 funds and endowments throughout the Keys and is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit (EIN #65-0648968). Since 1996, the Community Foundation has been helping individuals and families leave a legacy in the Keys by inspiring giving and by investing in people and solutions to benefit every resident from Key Largo to Key West. Over $36 million in grants have been made to student scholarships, arts and culture, beautification and preservation of the Keys, health and human services, hurricane relief, and youth programs. The Community Foundation, In Paradise For Good, celebrated its 25th year in 2021. CFFK is known for its signature “Unsung Heroes” event which honors nonprofit volunteers. For more information, call (305) 292-1502 or click here.

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