We’re almost halfway through National Drug Court Month, and you continue to impress with your graduations, media coverage, and social media content. Continue to send us your artwork for our Art of Recovery contest! Here are some great stories from week two!
|Federal partners promote your success on Twitter|
Check out these great tweets supporting National Drug Court Month and the lifesaving work of treatment courts everywhere from the National Institute of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention!
|Veterans Court of Southern Indiana celebrates 10 years and honors 11 graduates|
Veterans treatment courts are joining National Drug Court Month. Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush attended a huge celebration of the Veterans Court of Southern Indiana on Tuesday. Said one graduate, “Today you see a healthier, happier, more productive group of individuals who found their sense of purpose again.”
|Ohio grads see felony charges dismissed|
Five individuals who completed Ohio’s Mahoning County Drug Court celebrated not only their recovery, but a new start thanks to getting their felony charges dismissed. “I busted my butt every single day and today, I am no longer a felon,” said graduate Joshua Ellis.
|13 Arizonans start new lives in recovery|
Congratulations to 13 new treatment court graduates in Arizona! “They all completed Pima County’s Drug Treatment Alternatives to Prison program…that puts participants in recovery and rehab programs instead of jail.”
|“Don’t be ashamed of your past. Use it.” |
Jeana Castillo, a graduate from Texas, has some inspiring words for treatment court participants: “My best advice is don’t let anyone label you. Be more than a recovering addict because you are someone special. Figure out who you want to be and define yourself. You don’t have to live under a negative label for the rest of your life and only you can change what you are viewed as. Don’t be ashamed of your past. Use it.”