Court Services


Court Services Mission

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.

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Peria Duncan,
Department Director
14 NE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

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