LABELLE – Adult Drug Court is being re-established in Hendry County. Effective July 1, 2018, the Center for Progress and Excellence, which is a subdivision of Elite DNA, will provide professional alcohol and drug treatment services for adult drug court participants. In February 2015, Hendry County’s Drug Court Program was discontinued due to the previous treatment provider’s inability to secure adequate funding for services.
Research shows that drug courts work. Treatment courts not only help participants, but also the whole community. Drug court programs have proven to help break the cycle of addiction in individuals with alcohol and drug problems and help them become productive members of society.
Adult Felony Drug Court is a multi-phase diversion program offered in lieu of incarceration. Non-violent offenders who have committed crimes related to their substance abuse or dependency, and who qualify, may choose to receive specialized outpatient substance abuse services, stay in recovery and become productive members of society. The program typically takes 12 to 19 months to complete.