For over ten years, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals has coordinated National Drug Court Month. Each May, Drug Courts, DWI Courts, and Veterans Treatment Courts celebrate their success and unparalleled contribution to society by holding special events. National Drug Court Month shines a light on the collective impact of these programs, and sends a powerful message that they are an essential part of the community.   While each year Drug Court month is special, 2014 is a stand-out year as we are also celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Drug Courts.  It also gives you the opportunity to put your Drug Court center stage in your community during the month of May.

This May, Drug Courts around the country will honor National Drug Court Month by holding events with the theme “Celebrating 25 years of  Drug Courts.”  From your court to the nation’s capitol, this year’s National Drug Court Month will unite the Drug Court community, the public, and policymakers.

NADCP has prepared a field kit to help you with your planning and we stand ready to assist you with your events.


The 2014 National Drug Court Month Field Kit

 

Here are some of the field kit's sections broken out for easy download:

 

Event Ideas
Don't just celebrate with a graduation, check out this list for other great ideas.

Talking Points
Get the latest facts and figures.

Resolution
Have your Mayor, County Commissioner or Governor officially recognize National Drug Court Month.

Media Kit
Make sure the media is aware of your activity.

Invite Your Members of Congress to your Event
We need their support, what better way to make them champions of Drug Court then to invite them to your event.



Watch Highlights from National Drug Court Month

 

 

 

Drug Court graduates celebrate completion of the program during a National Drug Court Month ceremony in Stockton, CA