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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:

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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.

Paws in the Court

Paws in the Court is the Juvenile Division’s pet therapy program aimed to reduce anxiety and provide comfort for individuals involved in the court process.

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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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Parenting Coordinators

Parenting Coordinators are court-ordered to high conflict cases to help parties create parenting plans and resolve child-related disputes.
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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.

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Online Case Resolution

Connect from anywhere, any time! Avoid traffic, no need to miss work or school, no waiting in long lines. Just upload required documents online using any internet-connected device - cell phone, tablet, or personal computer.
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The Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida now offers online dispute resolution for residential eviction cases through courtHELP.
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