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Juvenile Drug Court program certified

| March 3, 2014

COSHOCTON – Judge Van Blanchard II and the Coshocton County Juvenile Drug Court has received notice of its initial certification as a specialized docket by the Ohio Supreme Court. Certification recognizes that the Coshocton County Juvenile Court has met the standards and requirements of the Ohio Supreme Court for the operation of a specialized session of court that offers a therapeutically oriented judicial approach to providing court supervision and treatment for juveniles struggling with the effects of drug and alcohol abuse.

Certification permits the drug court to continue to operate as a specialized docket and to utilize the unique procedures only available to specialized docket courts, and regular site visits are scheduled to monitor the Court’s program and processes.

The Coshocton County Juvenile Drug Court has been in operation since 2004 and was one of the early juvenile drug treatment courts in Ohio. In 2013, the Ohio Supreme Court, for the first time, established standards for the certification of specialized docket courts, and the Coshocton County Juvenile Court is one of the first in Ohio to receive its initial certification.

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