Events

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The first sessions of the community outreach event, Your Courts Up Close, was held on February 20, 2024. Your Courts Up Close is a…

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Established in 2017, Your Courts Up Close gives participants a behind-the-scenes look at the court system.

St. Lucie County Judge Daryl Isenhower, the program’s creator, facilitates the presentations made by local judges on a variety of topics.

This year, the sessions will be held during the evenings of February 20…

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The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit would like to thank LifeBuilders of the Treasure Coast for sponsoring a participant in our Indian River, Okeechobee and St. Lucie County Problem-Solving Court programs. Families were selected based on need to purchase toys and gifts for their children during this holiday season. We greatly appreciate…

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Santa Claus came early for the children participating in Judge White's Okeechobee County Early Childhood Court (ECC)!

ECC is a problem-solving court serving infants and toddlers (ages 0-5) who are involved in the child welfare system and placed in out-of-home care, striving to improve…

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On August 31, 2023, the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit's Pet Therapy Program expanded into Okeechobee County in support of the circuit's Early Childhood Court.  The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit is partnered with the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast and Misty's Pals to provide therapy dogs to attendees of  Early Childhood Court…

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Judge Janet Croom gave presentation to 19th Circuit attorneys at the 19th Circuit Bench Bar Conference

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The Florida Supreme Court has proclaimed the month of September as Opioid and Stimulant Awareness Month.  In efforts to help educate and promote awareness of the opioid epidemic our nation is facing, on Friday, September 29, 2023 the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit held an “Emerging Drug Trends” presentation at the St. Lucie County…

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After several weeks of work and planning by Indian River County Clerk of Court Ryan Butler, Circuit Judge Cynthia Cox, and various Court Administration staff as well as members of the United Way and John’s Island Community Service…

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On September 22, 2023, the Rosewood Magnet School Third Graders visited the Indian River Courthouse as an extension of their study of government and civics. The students were treated to a tour of the courthouse and then they participated in a mock trial with Judge Robyn E. Stone. The students were paired with Judge Stone, deputies…

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On September 22, 2023 the Honorable Robert E. Belanger took the bench his final time in St. Lucie County Veterans Treatment Court. He will be retiring in October, but not before leaving a legacy behind for assisting his fellow veterans and those throughout the community. In August of 2014, Judge Belanger implemented the St. Lucie…