Court Services

The Eleventh Judicial Circuit is divided into two main divisions, which include the Circuit and County Court. Under these divisions you will find several sub-divisions that encompass a number of Court Services that help the community at large. The following is a comprehensive list:

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Americans with Disabilities Act

The Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida provides reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities to enable their full participation in court proceedings, programs or services.

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Child Support Enforcement

Child Support Enforcement Division helps when a parent or guardian has custody of a child and the other parent does not provide financial support.

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Civil Process Servers and the Miami-Dade County Sheriff's Office can be used to deliver official legal papers.

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Court Care provides a safe and supervised drop-in childcare facility for children who must be in court in connection with matters involving the children or their parents or guardian.

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Court Reporting Services

Court reporting provides "word-for-word" record of everything said in criminal, juvenile and domestic violence case proceedings.

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Criminal Mental Health Project

The CMHP serves individuals with serious mental illnesses, who become involved or are at risk of becoming involved with the criminal justice system.

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Court Interpreters interpret and translate verbal and written communications from a non-English to English language in court proceedings.

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This required program by the courts helps parents and their children adjust with the changes that come with divorce.

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The program enables violators with a suspended driver’s license to be removed from collection agencies and pay off fines through community service, reducing the amount of court costs to be paid, in order to obtain a valid driver’s license.

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Family Court Self Help Program

The purpose of a self-help program is to assist self represented litigants, within the bounds of this rule, to achieve fair and efficient resolution of their family law case.

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Family Court Services

Family Court Services helps parents resolve issues together and also makes referrals to needed community services.

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Mediation is a service provided by the courts that allows litigants to solve their disputes without having to go to trial.

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The Office is responsible for "incompetency to proceed" and "not guilty by reason of insanity" cases.

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The Put Something Back Pro Bono Project is the official program for providing pro bono, or free legal assistance to the needy population of Miami-Dade County.

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This Unit coordinates, monitors and assigns cases to consultants who perform home studies/social investigations and make recommendations.