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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA, SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR PUTNAM COUNTY


RE: Putnam County Adult Drug Court
REF: CR-2017-037-PT

WHEREAS, a Drug Court Task Force previously recommended that an adult drug court program be established in Putnam County, and

WHEREAS, the Task Force’s recommendation led to the establishment of an Adult Drug Court in Putnam County in 2002;     

NOW THEREFORE, I, TERENCE R. PERKINS, Chief Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit, hereby reaffirm the establishment of the Putnam County Adult Drug Court division and program, to which certain drug-related criminal cases in Circuit Court may be referred/assigned.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a circuit judge will be assigned to the Putnam County Adult Drug Court division and that it will be designated as Division 25 for assignment purposes. Upon receipt of appropriate orders of the Court, the Putnam County Clerk of Court shall assign/transfer designated cases to Division 25 (Adult Drug Court).

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that defendants participating in the Putnam County Adult Drug Court program will be supervised mutually by Drug Court staff and Florida Department of Corrections staff.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Drug Court judge shall convene a Drug Court Advisory Committee, comprised of relevant stakeholders and other interested parties, to advise and assist the Drug Court judge and Chief Judge in the operation of the Putnam County Adult Drug Court program. The Drug Court judge shall serve as chair of the advisory committee.

TO BE RECORDED in Putnam County, Florida.

DONE AND ORDERED in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, this 30th day of June 2017.

/s/ Terence R. Perkins
TERENCE R. PERKINS
CHIEF JUDGE