The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit has Veterans Treatment Court in Indian River, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee County. We are pleased to announce veteran mentors from all three programs participated in a Mentor Boot Camp on March 13th and 14th. This two-day training event was provided by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (…


The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) in collaboration with Justice for Vets (who is a national training and technical assistance provider for the Bureau of Justice Administration) administered a two-day Operational Tune-Up training to the Honorable Robert Belanger and his St. Lucie Veteran’s Treatment Court…

Judge Metzger

On March 14, 2023, the Your Courts Up Close program at the St. Lucie County Courthouse held it’s final…

Chief Judge Charles Schwab gives an insightful presentation on the structure of the 19th Judicial Circuit.

On the third session of Your Courts Up Close there were two presentations throughout the evening: one was given by Public Defender, Diamond Litty on the Public Defender’s programs, function, and origin and one by Chief Judge Charles Schwab who spoke about how the Florida courts are organized, and the duties and responsibilities of a…

Circuit Judge Rebecca White shares her role and perspective on the world of adoptions in the court system.

The second session of your Courts Up Close included presenters from Court Administration, Circuit Judge Rebecca White and Circuit Judge Michael Linn. This first part of the session covered matters regarding the function and structure of Court Administration, Problem Solving Courts, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Judge White and…

St. Lucie County Judge Daryl Isenhower, creator of Your Courts Up Close, addresses participants.

The first session of Your Courts Up Close was attended by more than 60 registered participants. Topics covered included the functions and responsibilities of the State Attorney’s office and information regarding the appeals process and dynamics of the 4th District Court of Appeals. Presenting the first night were Chief Assistant State…

Your Court Up Close 2023

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 21,…

The Mental Health Court Newsletter

The Martin County Mental Health Court Newsletter

November, 2022 Edition

The Mental Health Court Newsletter is available to read here

New Mental Health Court

The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit will implement a new problem-solving court in Okeechobee County. Early Childhood Court will begin on October 27th, 2022 in the Okeechobee County Courthouse with the Honorable Rebecca White presiding.

Opioid Awareness -  Chloe

To wind down Opioid and Stimulant Awareness Month, please join the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit as we thank Chloe M. for having the courage and allowing us the opportunity to share her courageous story of addiction and her experience in drug court.