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Kitsap Drug Court Commencement

Kitsap County Family Drug Dependency 
Drug Court Commencement

April 25, 2008

Honorable Jay B. Roof 


Honorable M. Karlynn Haberly


Reverend Anthony Murphy
Faith Temple Church

“Today, lets all celebrate a strong group of graduates. As you
celebrate today, don’t forget that tomorrow is the beginning
to your new life. Tomorrow you will be faced with the challenges
of staying clean and sober with out Drug Court. I am confident
that you all have the tools that it takes to make a difference
in your lives to stay clean and sober. God bless you all.”


We acknowledge the hard work and of these participants who have successfully completed the Drug Court program.

Abraham, Graduate
“Thank you Glenda, you were
more than just a counselor
to me. Thank you to the entire Drug Court team, my mom, my family and friends, and thank you to the participants. You were all a huge support for me.”

Marco, Graduate
“Thank you everyone who works with Drug Court. Especially thank you to Steve, you’ve helped me get through a lot.”

Josh, Graduate
“It took me two long years to
get where I am today. I’ve
learned alot while in this program, thank you to everyone here.”

Michelle F., Graduate
“I have learned how to live a productive life. Steve was a great counselor; he and everyone else had a lot of patience with me. I’m so grateful for everything I have learned here, thank you.”

Carl, Graduate
“It’s been a long road. Thank you to my family for all their love and support. Thank you Glenda and thank you to the Drug Court team.”

Rozell, Graduate
“Thank you for recognizing the potential in me when I couldn’t see it. You saved my life.”

Matt, Graduate
“I want to thank my family especially. Thank you for
taking me back and loving me unconditionally. Thank you Drug Court team for everything.”

Corlette, Graduate
"Thank you Judge Roof, Rick,
and the Drug Court team. Rick I thank God that you are here. This program has given me my identity back. Thank you to my sister
for never giving up on me. I’m so grateful for my husband and
my sons, thank you.”

Willie, Graduate
“Corlette, thank you for all the
love you have given me all of these years. I couldn’t be here today with out you. Thank you to my family for sticking by us. Our prayers were answered; I had asked someone
to help us out, and it came in
the form of Drug Court.”

Skylier, Graduate
“Thanks to my wife and family,
I love you. Thanks Glenda,
Drug Court team, and my
group members. I couldn’t
have made it this far with
out any of you.”

Lisa, Graduate
"There is no way to express
in words what my experience
in Drug Court has been. Thank
you everyone who has
been  there for me.”

Elaina, Graduate
“Thank you to the Drug Court
Team and all the participants.
This has been such a successful learning experience. Thank you
to my family for being there at
my side the entire time.”

Denise, Graduate
“Choosing this program has
been the best decision I have
ever made. Thank you everyone
in this room, I love each and
every one of you.”

Jason, Graduate
“Thank you to my family
and  my wife. Glenda, you’re an angel. This program is awesome and thank you everyone who
has a part in it.”

Michelle L., Graduate
“Thanks Drug Court Team
and especially Carrie from HAD. This program is what saved
my life; I’m truly blessed to
know everyone of you.”

Tom, Graduate
“This is a priceless program.
Thank you everyone in Drug
Court, you’ve helped
me grow a lot.”

Sandy, Graduate
“Thank you to all the counselors,
I have worked with all of you
and I know that you truly
care about each and everyone
of us. You have saved my life. Thank you to my friends and
family for always being there
for me. I’m so grateful for the
life I live today.”

Randi, Graduate
“I’m leaving here today with
hope and understanding for
myself. I now know that
I’m capable of doing anything
I put my mind to. I couldn’t
have done this with out all
of you here in Drug Court. Especially my husband
and my kids, thank you.”

Drug Court Graduates, Judge Jay B. Roof and Reverend Murphy

“This is the largest Commencement we have to date. Today
you have been given a chance at a new beginning. A chance
at a new life to live with out drugs and alcohol. I’m very
proud of each and every one of you for all your hard
work and dedication; congratulations.”

                                                          - Judge Jay B. Roof

Family Drug Court logo

“As we all know this is a very difficult decision for
anyone to make. The decision to get clean and
sober and to try and get your children back takes
courage and determination. I would like to
congratulate you all on stepping up to the
challenge and having the courage to change.”

                                                     -  Judge M. Karlynn Haberly

Jennifer, Family Dependency Drug Court Graduate
“Thank you to the Family Dependency Drug Court Team for
everything.  I couldn’t have done this with out all of you.”


Drug Court Team Members

Judge Jay B. Roof
Drug Court Case Manager Cherie Lusk
Kitsap Recovery Center Lisa Romwall, Steve Kohrt, Bergen Starke, Glenda McPherson, and Carla Carlsen
Cascade Recovery Center Rick Bialock and Doranne Carleton
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Kelly
Defense Attorney Jacob Murphy
Court Clerk Vicki Tabert
Gwen Warren
Court Reporter Andrea Evans
Community Resource Officer Deputy Pete Ball
Drug Court Compliance Officer Joe Myall
Drug Court Volunteers Jack Dirks
Debbie Ball
Grant Administrator Betsy Bosch
Drug Court Assistant Katie Ulrigg
Bailiff Joy Nesseth 
Updated:  September 10, 2014


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