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Kitsap Drug Court Commencement

April 28, 2006

Honorable Jay B. Roof 


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Earl Long

“15 years ago my life changed…I got clean and sober. Fifteen years
later here I am at your graduation speaking to you about how much
your life can change for the better with help from treatment
programs like Drug Court…I still keep a coin in my pocket.”

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

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James, Graduate
“Thank you to Drug Court and
the Drug Court Team for
saving my life.”

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Richy, Graduate
“Without Drug Court and my family
I wouldn’t be here today.”

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Greg, Graduate
“I will be working the Community Victims Board telling my life
story to people.”


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Loni, Graduate
“I didn’t know how bad I was until I entered this program. It’s amazing what I can do now when I put my mind to it.”

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Karlee, Graduate
“Thank you Judge Roof, Drug Court Team, and Rick for supporting me and knowing that I could make it.”

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Jeff, Graduate
“This program taught me that I
can ask for help. Today I have a relationship with God and I can always rely on him.”

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Tara, Graduate
“I’ve seen so many miracles happen in this program. I had my daughter while in this program and named her Hope…because that’s what this program is about.”

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Amy, Alumni Speaker
“My life that had been so complicated started making
sense. The 14 months I spent
in Drug Court was amazing.
It saved my life.”

Judge Jay B. Roof, Earl Long, Guest Speaker, and Graduates 

“This is our 24th Commencement Ceremony with seven  graduating.  The Kitsap County Drug Court’s focus
is on preventing the next crime. The focus is on family
and saving lives…we try to make a difference.”

 -Judge Jay B. Roof
Kitsap County Superior Court

Kitsap County Adult Drug Court is in its seventh year.  Today's graduation ceremony is the 24th commencement held in Kitsap County Drug Court.  It has proudly  graduated 141 people from the program.  In addition to that accomplishment, it has become a mentor court for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals.  Visit the link on the web site for more information about Drug Court.  Judge Jay B. Roof presides over the Adult Drug Court. 

Drug Court Team Members

Judge Jay B. Roof
Drug Court Case Manager Cherie Lusk
Kitsap Recovery Center Lisa Romwall, Steve Kohrt, and Bergen Starke, and Carla Carlsen
Cascade Recovery Center Rick Bialock
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Timothy Drury and Kevin Cure 
Defense Attorney Jacob Murphy
Court Clerk Vicki Tabert
Court Reporter Andrea Evans
Community Resource Officer Deputy Pete Ball
Drug Court Compliance Officer Penny Simpson
Drug Court Assistant Katie Ulrigg
Drug Court Volunteers Jack Dirks
Grant Administrator Betsy Bosch
Web and Technical Support Charlotte Jensen, PP, PLS
Bailiff Joy Nesseth 
Community Support Nilsen Appliance            
D & D Painting     
Lutheran Brotherhood
St. VIncent DePaul 
Noah's Ark Restaurant
Duane Kesti, Farmers Insurance
GTH Design Techniques, Inc. 
Murray's Quality Painting
Doug and Kathryn Quade
Olympic Cluster Women of the ELCA
Updated:  September 10, 2014


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