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Breaking the Cycle, St.Petersburg Times, April 3, 1998. The 15-year-old in the baggy jeans is a sophomore at Chamberlain High School,at least on days when he shows up for class. Other days, he skips school to hang out with friends who smoke bowls of marijuana and snort Special K,a drug veterinarians use as a cat tranquilizer.  The drug makes him feel simultaneously stoned, drunk and off-balance. To view the article in it's entirety please click the following link.

Juvenile court designed to help kids TAMPA - You won't see any hardened criminals with long rap sheets at Juvenile Drug Court. To view the article in it's entirety please click the following link

Hillsborough's new juvenile drug court receives federal grant, Florida/Metro, The Tampa Tribune, Friday, May 10, 1996 WASHINGTON - Hillsborough County's new juvenile drug court will receive $250,000 for computers, case managers and an anti-drug program, for schools as part of more than $1 million designated for Florida communities by the Justice Department, Attorney General Janet Reno announced Thursday. To view the article in it's entirety please click the following link.  

New drug court: antidote for young criminals?, St. Petersburg Times, Thursday, February 8, 1996 Eight teenagers charged with drug related crimes made local history Wednesday when they became part of Hillsborough's new juvenile drug court. To view the article in it's entirety please click the following link.   

The drug court for youths helps fill gap, Tampa & State, The Times, Monday, March 11, 1996 TAMPA - On a soggy, dismal morning, the teenagers and their parents straggle into the courtroom. No one is smiling. To view the article in it's entirety please click the following link.    

2010 Employee Recognition Ceremony Winner

Risk Taker Award

The recipient of this award exhibits the courage of conviction, recognizing that anything worthwhile was never achieved without personal and professional risk and great perseverance.

Presented to: Steve Miller, III
                      Drug Court Specialist II
                      Drug Court Programs

Steve is regularly called upon to conduct urine screens in Family Law Divisions, Juvenile Dependency, Shelter Hearings, or for Special Masters, as the need arises.  Steve performs this service while staying up to date with his Juvenile Drug Court responsibilities.  Urine testing is a less than desirable task for employees, and program participants.  Steve conducts the vast majority of the tests, and effectively deals with difficult offenders/participants.  Steve makes himself available to numerous court programs without hesitation and backs up co-workers in the Drug Court Programs when called upon.  His positive attitude and professionalism is an asset to the Drug Court Programs.