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MISSION STATEMENT

At the City of Riviera Beach Civil Drug Court our mission is to “provide programs and services to reduce crimes associated with substance abuse”.  A critical part to achieving this is by embracing our core values of Compassion, Honesty, Respect, Integrity and Passion.

 

CORE VALUES


COMPASSION,

A desire to provide service and show mercy.

HONESTY
A fairness and straightforwardness of conduct.

RESPECT
A high regard and esteem for others.

INTEGRITY
An adherence to ethical principles and soundness of character.

PASSION
A strong enthusiasm and devotion towards our mission.

 

HISTORY

In 1991, Circuit Court Judge Edward Rogers started a Saturday Drug Court in Riviera Beach, Florida. It was designed to reach individuals in need of court ordered services, who were either unable to recognize their need for treatment and/or unable to obtain the treatment service needed to begin their recovery.

 

WHAT IS A DRUG COURT?

Chapter 397 of the Florida Statutes, the Hal S. Marchman Alcohol and Other Drug Services Act of 1993, provides procedures for lay persons to seek help from the court when a person is believed to be impaired due to substance abuse. It is the successor to the Myers Act, which dealt with alcohol abuse (formerly Chapter 397) and drug dependence (formerly Chapter 396). Effective October 1, 1993, after recognizing the similarities in treating alcoholism and drug dependence, the Florida Legislature eliminated the two previous statutes and replaced them with the comprehensive Marchman Act.

 



 

CONTACT US

Phone: (561) 840-4824
Email: CivilDrugCourt@rivierabeach.org

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OPERATION HOURS

Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

 

*Closed from 1:00p.m.  - 2:00p.m. for Lunch

 

Petitions are accepted
Monday - Thursday  between 9:00a.m. –6:00p.m.


Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

Saturday 9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Walk-ins accepted


When the City's observed holidays fall on a Monday or Friday, there are no court hearings held on Saturday.

 

STAFF

 

Felicia A. Scott

Program Manager
fascott@rivierabeach.org

 

Karolyn M. Walker

Staff Assistant Senior
kwalker@rivierabeach.org

 

Patrick Doyle

Crime Analyst
pdoyle@rivierabeach.org

 

Lasjonia Hardy Ambrister

Case Manager
lambrister@rivierabeach.org

 

Darell V. Gainer

Community Coordinator
dgainer@rivierabeach.org

 

Phyllis Zuckerman

Community Court Clerk

pzuckerman@rivierabeach.org

 

15th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT VOLUNTEER JUDGES

  • Administrative Judge: Debra Moses Stephen
  • Judge Jaimie Goodman
  • Judge Cymonie Rowe
  • Judge G. Joseph Curley, Jr.
  • Judge Donald W. Hafele
  • Judge Sherri Collins
  • Judge Bradley Harper
  • Magistrate James William
  • Judge August Bonavita
  • Judge Ashley Zuckerman
  • Judge Sara Alijewicz
  • Judge Maxine Cheeseman