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The Honorable Louis P. McDonald, Chief District Court Judge
The Honorable Mary Dougherty, Special Master
PROGRAM CASE WORKER:
The Sandoval County Juvenile Drug Court is a program designed to address the particular needs of Sandoval County juveniles in the legal system who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. The program consists of regular drug testing, counseling sessions, and court appearances in order to teach the skills to maintain a sober lifestyle and support the participant and their family in the process.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
The Sandoval County Juvenile Drug Court strives to connect the participants to their community, their families and to their educational and vocational goals. This connection is established through community alliances with local schools, businesses and state and local governments. The goals and objectives of the program are:
- Help Sandoval County juveniles live a life free of drugs and
- Reduce or eliminate recidivism in program participants
- Encourage and facilitate education and employment
- Provide individualized therapy for participants and their families
- Serve the largest number of juvenile offenders as possible.
Sandoval County Juvenile Drug Court was created by 13th Judicial District Court Chief Judge Louis P. McDonald in 2000. Since it began, the program has served 166 juveniles.
Juvenile Drug Court is held every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. in the Sandoval County District Courthouse.
||P.O. Box 600
Bernalillo, NM 87004
||100 Avenida de Justicia
(in the Magistrate Court Complex,
next door to the Sandoval County Detention Center)