Drug Court works

Dear Editor:

It is with great pleasure that I announce the May, 2018 graduation ceremony of the Eighth Judicial Drug Court, Problem Solving Court. We will graduate approximately 15 participants and advance a significant number of others into Phases III, IV and V. The Drug Court currently has approximately 340 participants.

These graduations represent long, hard struggle to gain control of addictions, both drug and alcohol related. These are the culmination of rehabilitation programs, extensive after-care programs, Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, significant staff intervention via random and frequent drug testing, and intensive judicial supervision. They are positive proof that Drug Courts, Problem Solving Courts, work! The graduation ceremony will occur at 1:00 p.m. on May 8, at Pine Grove Pentecostal Church.

Marcus D. Ellis Jr., Coordinator