OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER 12th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT of FLORIDA LARRY L. EGER, Public Defender Serving, DeSoto, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties

Special Programs

Desoto Special

Desoto Special Programs

Case Management Court

The DeSoto Case Management Court has been in operation since 2018. DeSoto’s Case Management Court includes principles and treatment methods associated with our state’s existing Veterans, Drug, DUI, Mental Health, and “Turn Your Life Around” or “TYLA” Treatment Courts to provide treatment to those that would most benefit, while also conserving and most efficiently utilizing the court’s limited resources by placing these Courts under one umbrella.

The Case Management Court serves participants struggling with addiction, serious mental illness, and co-occurring disorders. The goal of the Court is to reduce recidivism, and promote sobriety, recovery, stability, and accountability for all of its participants through a coordinated response that involves cooperation and collaboration with the many partners of the Criminal Justice System.

Championing the accused with the utmost professionalism and humanity