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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:
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Drug CourtDrug Court
Drug Court was created to help curb the inherent drug problem and incarceration of people with drug related arrests in Miami Dade County.
Americans with Disabilities ActAmericans 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.
Child Support EnforcementChild 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.
Civil Process ServersCivil Process Servers
Civil Process Servers and the Miami-Dade County Sheriff's Office can be used to deliver official legal papers.
Court CareCourt Care
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.
Court Reporting ServicesCourt Reporting Services
Court reporting provides "word-for-word" record of everything said in criminal, juvenile and domestic violence case proceedings.
Criminal Mental Health ProjectCriminal 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.
Department of Translation and InterpretationDepartment of Translation and Interpretation
Court Interpreters interpret and translate verbal and written communications from a non-English to English language in court proceedings.
Divorce Education Program For Parents & ChildrenDivorce Education Program For Parents & Children
This required program by the courts helps parents and their children adjust with the changes that come with divorce.
Drive Legal ProgramDrive Legal Program
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.
Family Court Self Help ProgramFamily 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.
Family Court ServicesFamily Court Services
Family Court Services helps parents resolve issues together and also makes referrals to needed community services.
Juvenile DelinquencyJuvenile Delinquency
Involves minors that have been charged with a criminal offense. The court process includes related agencies working with the youth and their families.
MediationMediation
Mediation is a service provided by the courts that allows litigants to solve their disputes without having to go to trial.
Mental Health Administrator's OfficeMental Health Administrator's Office
The Office is responsible for "incompetency to proceed" and "not guilty by reason of insanity" cases.
Pro Bono/Legal AssistancePro Bono/Legal Assistance
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.
Social Investigation ProgramSocial Investigation Program
This Unit coordinates, monitors and assigns cases to consultants who perform home studies/social investigations and make recommendations.
 
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