Juvenile Drug Treatment Court - S.T.A.N.D


Supervised by Judge Karen Braxton

What is S.T.A.N.D.?

Drug court is a highly-structured, specialty court that is designated to provide an alternative to the traditional criminal justice system through the use of comprehensive supervision and treatment services. The program is in four phases; each phase is approximately three (3) months. However, the actual length of the program depends on the juvenile’s compliance with the requirements of each phase. During each phase, the juvenile is responsible for completing specific tasks. The juvenile’s transition to each phase is based upon continued sobriety and the successful completion of the assigned tasks.


The mission of the Third Judicial Circuit Juvenile Drug Court S.T.A.N.D. (Supervised Treatment for Alcohol and Narcotic Dependency) is to provide an integrated system of treatment for juveniles and their families within a drug court setting; to eliminate a juvenile’s substance abuse and delinquent behavior by utilizing jurisprudence and case management; and to develop, coordinate, and monitor the juvenile’s treatment.


Funding for this program is provided by the following grants: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention, and the Michigan State Court Administrative Office. The opinions in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funding sources.