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The Utah Judiciary is committed to the open, fair, and efficient administration of justice under the law. Find important information on what to do about your case and where to find help on our Alerts and Information Page due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

El poder judicial de Utah está comprometido a la administración de justicia de una manera abierta, justa y eficiente bajo la ley. En nuestra página Información y alertas encontrará información importante sobre qué hacer en cuanto a su caso y dónde encontrar ayuda debido al impacto del brote de COVID-19.

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You are not required to hire an attorney, but legal matters can be complicated. Consider talking to an attorney to go over your options. See the Finding Legal Help page for information about free and low cost ways to get legal help. 

Como encontrar ayuda legal

Usted no está obligado a contratar un abogado, pero los asuntos legales pueden ser complicados. Considere la posibilidad de hablar con un abogado para hablar de sus opciones. Para información sobre cómo obtener ayuda legal vea nuestra página Como encontrar ayuda legal.

4th District Juvenile Court - Drug Court

What is Drug Court?

The 4th District Juvenile Court Drug Court is a program that targets youth with substance use disorders. The Drug Court Program provides earlier intervention and more intensive supervision for youth involved in the juvenile court. The program establishes collaboration between treatment providers, schools, allied agencies, and the Court. It provides an incentive for youth to attend and complete therapy in an effort to prevent youth from further involvement in the Court system.

The following are general guidelines for who would be eligible for participation in the 4th District Juvenile Drug Court Program:

  • Youth has been identified as being Moderate to High Risk on a valid risk assessment tool. 
  • Youth has completed a substance abuse assessment that gives a recommendation of Intensive Outpatient Treatment. 
  • The youth admits to, or is adjudicated on an offense.

The youth has a parent or guardian who is willing to cooperate and support the program.

What to Expect of the Drug Court?

The Drug Court Program is comprised of five phases that must be completed to graduate. When a youth joins the program they enter into a plea in abeyance agreement with the County Attorney's office. The agreement outlines the conditions for the successful completion of the program. This agreement binds the individual to the following expectations:

  • Review hearings every two weeks. 
  • Attendance at all required sessions with treatment providers including family therapy sessions.
  • Random drug screens
  • Daily attendance at school or full-time
  • Successful completion of each phase in the Drug Court Packet. 
  • Completion of all court obligations including hours, fines, restitution etc.

Possible Consequences for Program Violations

Non-compliance with program expectations may result in, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Community Service Hours
  • House Arrest
  • A $25 fee for positive drug tests.
  • More intensive treatment services.
  • Possible removal from the program
  • Time in a juvenile detention center
  • If removed from the program, plea is entered with statutory requirements as set forth by Utah State Law.

Why Choose The Drug Court?

Upon successful completion of the Drug Court Program, the County Attorney's office will submit a motion to dismiss the violation(s) to the Juvenile Court. The youth will receive credit for all court obligations owing and graduate from the program.

For more information regarding the Drug Court program contact:

Leslie Johnson- Program Coordinator

4th District Juvenile Court
137 N Freedom Blvd. Suite 150
Provo, UT 84601
(801) 354-7200

The Utah State Courts mission is to provide the people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law.


Page Last Modified: 10/10/2019
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