This May, You Showed Us Justice For All
Graduations, proclamations and celebrations. Community clean-ups, give-backs and fund-raisers. Balloon releases, block parties and sober socials. From coast to coast this month, you've shown the nation what justice for all looks like: compassion, recovery, stability, wholeness and healing. If you haven't told us your story yet, there's still time for your submission! Here's just some of what happened during week 4:
"My inspiration is my son, so I'll continue to focus on him and keep being the mommy that he deserves."
-Julia, Grant County Family Recovery Court graduate, Indiana
"Drug court changed my life physically, mentally and emotionally, and it changed my family life."
-Joseph, 15th Circuit Drug Court graduate, Mississippi
"I wanted to be sober, and I'm glad I didn't have to go to prison to get sober. I've learned how to be happy."
-Gregory, Minnehaha County DUI Court graduate, South Dakota
"I was trying to make other people proud by going through the program, but I ended up being proud of myself, which was probably the best accomplishment."
-Destin, Leon County Veterans Treatment Court graduate, Florida
"I wasn't ready to die yet and made a commitment to do this program so I can live."
-Sheri, Kauai Drug Court graduate, Hawaii
Indiana's Knox County Drug Court organized a community clean-up day in celebration of National Drug Court Month. 20 participants collected 25 bags of trash and raised $250 for the drug court foundation.
Texas' Denton County Drug Court celebrated its very first graduation.
Arizona's Yuma County Drug Court celebrated its 75th commencement during National Drug Court Month, with five new graduates.
Texas' Webb County Family Drug Treatment Court celebrated two mothers completing the program; the Villalobos family rallied around their mom.
Virginia's Portsmouth Drug Treatment Court participants and staff collected non-perishable food items and volunteered their time sorting clothing, shelving and packing food items and cleaning rugs for Oasis Social Ministry.
Washington's Clark County Drug Court is collecting 500 pounds of non-perishable food items for the local food bank; additionally, they celebrated graduate Rose, who not only received treatment for her addiction, but has overcome homelessness, is working full-time and now has regular visits with her young son.