We are all familiar with the words, ALL RISE. They open every court proceeding and command respect from everyone in attendance. But in Drug Court, ALL RISE means something different. What does it mean? Here’s All Rise Ambassador Martin Sheen explaining All RISE during a massive rally on Capitol Hill last July.
As Martin Sheen eloquently states, ALL RISE captures the essence of what a Drug Court does. ALL RISE describes how Drug Courts provide hope and support to those the traditional justice system says are hopeless.
ALL RISE describes a court where addicted people receive life changing treatment and accountability; instead of indifference they are shown compassion, instead of judgment, they are given assistance, instead of punishment, they are provided a passport to recovery.
ALL RISE captures the tireless dedication and commitment of a Drug Court team, relentless in the belief that by working together no case is beyond its reach.
During All Rise America!, each community we visit will carry the ALL RISE Gavel as a symbol of every individual who has gone before the court broken and humbled by addiction only to emerge healthy, united with their family, committed to serving their community, and ready to embark on a life of long-term recovery.