Court Services

  • Court Services Mission

    Wilson Building

    ​To reduce the need for incarceration by rendering timely and accurate information to the Court while providing a continuum of cost-effective, community-based supervision and therapeutic services to the citizens of Alachua County with emphasis on accountability and preserving public safety.

  • Court Services Vision

    • ​Our services will be professional, compassionate, and consistently available to the community. 
    • Dignity and fairness will serve as our guiding principles.
    • We will have a seamless continuum of treatment and social services readily available and tailored to the needs of the individual client.
    • No one will be incarcerated who can be effectively managed in the community.
  • Court Services Key Objectives

    • By using evidenced based practices risk and needs assessments to operate various programs as alternatives for low-risk offenders to remain in the community
    • Using programs that help ensure expensive jail beds are reserved for high-risk offenders
    • Providing information to the Court so judges can make informed decisions about which offenders can be managed effectively in the community
    • Engaging defendants in different treatment modalities
  • Court Services Location

    The Department of Court Services is located in the Wilson Building, which is in downtown Gainesville on the NW corner of University Ave. and NE 1st Street.

  • Hours of Operation

    8:30AM – 5:00PM
    8:30AM – 5:00PM
    8:30AM – 5:00PM
    7:30AM – 5:30PM
    8:30AM – 5:00PM​


  • Peria Duncan
  • Department Director
  • 14 NE 1st Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Phone: 352-338-7390
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Fax: 352-338-7364

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