The Florida Association of Drug Court Professionals was created by Florida
5)(a) The Florida Association of Drug Court Program Professionals is
created. The membership of the association may consist of drug court program
practitioners who comprise the multidisciplinary drug court program team,
including, but not limited to, judges, state attorneys, defense counsel,
drug court program coordinators, probation officers, law enforcement
officers, members of the academic community, and treatment professionals.
Membership in the association shall be voluntary.
(b) The association shall annually elect a chair whose duty is to
solicit recommendations from members on issues relating to the expansion,
operation, and institutionalization of drug court programs. The chair is
responsible for providing the association's recommendations to the Supreme
Court Treatment-Based Drug Court Steering Committee, and shall submit a
report each year, on or before October 1, to the steering committee.
The general assembly of the Florida Association of Drug Court
Professionals met for the first time on April 4, 2002 in Orlando, FL. The
organization was founded out of needs identified by the statewide Task Force on
Treatment-Based Drug Courts, which was created by Administrative Order, AOSC
02-24 on 8/23/02 by Chief Justice Anstead, Supreme Court of Florida.
Functions of the Task Force includes:
"Assist the Florida Association of Drug Court Professionals in
determining training needs for professionals involved with the
treatment-based drug court concept."
The Association is involved in many activities that benefit drug court
professionals and the communities they serve. Training, drug testing, case
transfers and tracking legislation are a few of the activities in which FADCP
All drug court professionals and friends of drug court programs are
encouraged to join, participate and assist this emerging field!