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Kitsap Drug Court Commencement

April 25, 2014

Honorable Jay B. Roof 


Chief Al Townsend

Chief Al Townsend
Bremerton Police Chief
Keynote Speaker

"At first I wasn't a believer in Drug Court.  These
graduates are different people now and productive
members of society.  The Drug Court Team
deserves recognition."

Charles H.

Charles H., Alumni Speaker

"I was a career criminal and spent eight years
in jail.  I thought my jail time was punishment for
the crime but it was an opportunity to change.  My
belief system was fouled and had to be challenged. 
Through Drug Court I gained my freedom.


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

Cody S.

Cody S., Graduate

"Thank you to my Mom
and my Stepdad,
my counselor, Judy,
and the Drug Court
team.  You helped me
out a lot. "

Spencer A.

Spencer A., Graduate

"Thank you to my family,
they were a huge support. 
It was an amazing
and surreal experience."

Erin S.

Erin S., Graduate
“Thank you to the Drug
Court team.  You gave
me my life back."

Jack B.

Jack B., Graduate

“Before Drug Court
my life wasn't going well
and I was on the verge
of death.  Drug Court
gave me my life back. "


Dillon P.

Dillon P., Graduate
"Thank you to my family
and the Drug Court team. 
I am excited to live
the life I'm capable of"


Cody B.

 Cody B., Graduate
"There are not enough
words to express my thanks
to the Drug Court team."

Jason D.

Jason D., Graduate
"Thank you to my family, friends and the Drug Court team for this opportunity.  I want to thank all those who didn't believe in me -- that was my fuel."

Janet A.

Janet A., Graduate
"This is an amazing
program.  I'm now best
friends with my Mom. 
Bergen helped me sort
things out in my head
and my heart."

Dave M.

Dave M., Graduate
"I had things I wanted to
say but forgot them -- Thanks!"

Samantha S.

Samantha S., Graduate
"Thank you to my family.  I love my family, friends and counselor.  I’ve gained friends and real relationships through Drug Court."

Drug Court Graduates and Judge Jay B. Roof 

“Drug Court isn't the easy way out.  In 18 months there are:  325 AA/NA meetings; hundreds of group sessions; many one-on-one meetings with counselors; at least 100 UA's and MRT meetings.  Drug Court offers hope and the promise of a fulfilled life.”
                                                                          - Judge Jay B. Roof

Drug Court Team Members

Judge Jay B. Roof
Treatment Court Manager Samantha K. Lyons
Kitsap Recovery Center Bergen Starke, Scott Dalgleish, Carla Carlsen
Cascade Recovery Center Rick Bialock, Judy Patton, Carol Brigham
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Kelly
Courthouse Service Dog Kerris
Defense Attorney Jacob Murphy
Court Clerks Gwen Warren
Drug Court Assistant Carol VanderHeyden
Community Resource Officer Deputy Montague
Drug Court Compliance Officers Victoria Ackerman
Andrew Sawtell
Grant Administrator Gay Neal
Updated:  September 10, 2014


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