The Judges of the Ninth Judicial Circuit have developed numerous court programs to help facilitate the judicial process and to better serve the people of Orange and Osceola Counties. In this section, you will get a comprehensive look at all the programs that extend beyond the courtrooms of the Ninth Circuit.
Children’s Visitation Center
A program that provides for child-parent contact in a friendly and safe environment during a contested court case.
Qualified language and sign interpreters are provided for non-English speaking and hearing impaired individuals in Criminal, Juvenile, Domestic Violence and Mental Health Courts.
Court Reporting Services consist of stenographic, real-time stenographic, and digital court reporters. Together, they cover all non-civil court proceedings. All transcripts and duplicate media are produced in-house.
Dispute Resolution Services
Dispute Resolution Services provides an informal and non-adversarial process with the objective of helping the parties reach a mutually acceptable agreement.
Mental health experts, such as psychiatrists and psychologists, are regularly appointed in criminal and juvenile cases when there is a question as to competency to proceed.
Family Court Case Management
Family Court Case Management Department provides non-legal assistance to “pro se” parties who have filed for a divorce or a name change and case manages those particular cases.
Family Ties provides supervised visitation for children in a safe, secure and comfortable environment and provides monitored exchange services to safely move children from one parent to the other.
The Guardianship Monitor ensures that all court-appointed guardians comply with Florida guardianship law by meeting filing deadlines and providing the appropriate level of personal and/or financial care to their wards.
Inside the Courts
Inside the Courts is a free four-week class, taught by Judges, that gives you an up-close look at the court system.
K9th Circuit Program
The need for trauma sensitive courts is being recognized in courts throughout the nation. This need is clearly evident when children become involved in the court system as victims of abuse.
Local Professionalism Panel
Ninth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel receives, screens, and acts upon complaints of unprofessional conduct.
Neighborhood Restorative Justice
The Neighborhood Restorative Justice Program empowers the victims and the communities in a process of restoration through non-adversarial methods.
Parenting Coordination is a conflict resolution process especially designed for high-conflict couples and their children.
Process servers in Florida and the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court are required to complete and submit an application for a permit.
Sanctioned to Read
Sanctioned To Read was established to achieve literacy and improve reading skills for each juvenile defendant sentenced to the program.
The Ninth Judicial Circuit can provide Judges and Court Administration staff to speak at your event, arrange to bring students to visit the Courts, and participate in mock trials.
Town hall meetings provide an opportunity for judges and citizens to meet and openly discuss concerns and issues regarding our judicial system.
Virtual Remote Interpreting
Detailed information about the Ninth Judicial Circuit’s innovative and technologically advanced method of providing a critical due process service.