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.
Interpreters for non-English speaking and hearing impaired individuals in Criminal, Juvenile, Domestic Violence and Mental Health Courts.
Court Reporting Services covers all non-civil court proceedings. Transcripts and media are produced in-house.
Ninth Circuit Judges reach out to schools in Orange and Osceola Counties to present on requested topics.
Dispute Resolution Services
Provides an informal and non-adversarial process with the objective of helping the parties reach a mutually acceptable agreement.
Family Court Case Management
Provides non-legal assistance to “pro se” parties who have filed for a divorce or a name change and case manages cases.
Supervised visitation for children in a safe and comfortable environment and monitored exchange services to safely move children between parents.
The Guardianship Monitor ensures that all court-appointed guardians comply with Florida law.
Inside the Courts
A free four-week class, taught by Judges, who provide an up-close look at the court system.
K9th Circuit Program
The program utilizes dogs to provide comfort and security to children who testify in court.
Local Professionalism Panel
Ninth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel receives, screens, and acts upon complaints of unprofessional conduct.
Neighborhood Restorative Justice
A program to empower 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.
Sanctioned to Read
Established to achieve literacy and improve reading skills for each juvenile defendant in the program.
Ninth Judicial Circuit Judges and Court Administration staff are available to speak at events.
Meetings for judges and citizens to meet and openly discuss issues regarding our judicial system.
Virtual Remote Interpreting
The Ninth Judicial Circuit’s innovative and technologically advanced method of providing a critical due process service.