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Juvenile Treatment Courts

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Marion County Circuit Court has two juvenile treatment courts that are managed by one court coordinator, Janalee Weitman. If you have any questions about the programs, please contact her at 503.584.4831. Information about both courts can be found below.

General Information

Marion County's Juvenile Drug Court, STAR Court (Supervised Treatment and Recovery) is a strength-based program available for adolescents between the ages of 14 and 17 who are on probation for non-violent offenses and who present with a substance abuse problem.

STAR Court takes a team approach to provide intensive outpatient treatment, mental health, case management, educational assistance, and family support in a court managed setting. Program capacity is 30 participants and their families.

Program Referral

STAR Court Referrals can be made by:

  • Marion County Juvenile Probation
  • Oregon Youth Authority Parole and Probation
  • Defense attorneys
  • Judge
  • Parents
  • STAR Court Team Members

STAR Court Team

The STAR Court team consists of:

  • Marion County Circuit Court Judge
  • Marion County District Attorney
  • Marion County Juvenile Probation Officers
  • Oregon Youth Authority Parole Officers
  • Drug and Alcohol Counselors
  • Defense Attorney
  • STAR Court Coordinator

​General Information

Marion County Circuit Court’s Family Drug Court, Fostering Attachment Treatment Court (FATC), is a strength-based program available for families who are involved in the child welfare system.

Qualifications include: parents who have a child(ren) between the ages of 0 and 9; Marion County Circuit Court has taken jurisdiction of the child(ren); the parent(s) has drug/alcohol addiction issues; the parent has not been convicted of a violent crime.

FATC takes a team approach to provide intensive outpatient and residential drug and alcohol treatment, mental health, case management, educational assistance, housing assistance, and family support in a court-managed setting. Program capacity is 30 parents.

Program Referral

FATC Referrals can be made by:

  • Department of Human Services
  • Marion County Parole and Probation
  • Defense attorneys
  • Judges
  • Parents
  • FATC Court Team Members

FATC Team

The FATC team includes:

  • Circuit Court Judge
  • Department of Human Services Child Welfare Case Managers
  • Drug and Alcohol Counselors
  • Child Mental Health Therapists
  • Adult Mental Health Therapists
  • Defense Attorney
  • Drug Court Coordinator
  • Marion County Parole and Probation Officers
 

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