Problem-Solving Court and Criminal Division “P”
The Twelfth Judicial Circuit is a leader in the state in providing “therapeutic justice,” creating and implementing problem-solving courts that use multidisciplinary teams and case management to address the root causes of people becoming involved in the criminal justice system: diseases of addiction, mental illness, and co-occurring disorders.
Judges and court leaders have witnessed reduced numbers of reoffenses and increased confidence and satisfaction with the court process in programs that combine treatment and rehabilitation with judicial supervision and accountability.
Administrative Order 2020-19.3 combines all treatment courts under one super-division we're calling Problem-Solving Court and Criminal Administrative Division “P.”
Having one judge oversee the division allows the circuit to create uniform procedures and oversight between all problem-solving courts as they relate to criminal matters, and maintain open communication with partner agencies and community leaders to improve the processes and treatment programs for the clients and help them achieve maximum success.