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Kitsap Drug Court Commencement

July 27, 2012

Honorable Jay B. Roof 


Joe Roszak, Director, Kitsap Mental Health

Joe Roszak
Director, Kitsap Mental Health
Keynote Speaker

"I don't often get a chance to address a group of champions. 
Change is something that you have embraced and not everyone can. 
I admire and honor your hard work."

Cynthia, Alumni Speaker

Cynthia, Alumni Speaker

"I began using at nine years old to bury feelings of abuse. 
My life was a rollercoaster--I blamed myself for the abuse that I
had suffered.  My attitude sucked until I surrendered to the
program.  God has seen me through my addiction.  I was sick
and tired  of being sick and tired.  Surround yourself
with people who will support your recovery."

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


Chris, Graduate

"I want to thank everyone who participated in the program. 
My first viewing was right
after the annual Christmas party.  Pictures were being shown
of the Christmas party
and everyone was laughing. 
I thought, "this is Drug Court?' 
In Drug Court, I learned a
lot about how to be a man. 
I am very grateful."


Vince, Graduate

"I thought to myself, 'how can I
win, if I quit [Drug Court]?' I hold
the record for going to jail the
most times in one month. 
Thank you to everyone in Drug Court. "


Doug, Graduate
“I signed on to Drug Court
because of my sister and
it was a blessing in disguise
because of the structure and foundation it gave me.  I
could choose to live or suffer
a slow death.  I'm grateful
for all the support even
the sanction time." 


Joel, Graduate
“Drug Court was a long road
-- 32 months.  This program is
no joke, it's not an easy road. 
Life is great now--I'm a husband
and a father, I pay my bills and
taxes.  I appreciate
all I've learned here."


Stephen, Graduate
"I'm very grateful for everyone
here.  This is the hardest
thing I've ever done. 
Drug Court changed my life
because I couldn't do it myself."



 Kelly, Graduate
"I want to thank Drug Court, friends
and family for all their support."


Corbin, Graduate
"Thank you to my family and
for their support.  Drug Court
gave me tools to succeed in life."


Shawna, Graduate
"Thank you to everyone who
had a part in my recovery--
especially my Mom."

Daniel, Graduate
"Judge Roof--thank you for
having the faith in me and
belief in me when I didn't
think I could."


Robby, Graduate
"I didn't think that I would make it for awhile.  Thank you to my family and friends."


Drug Court Graduates and Judge Jay B. Roof 

“This is our 50th commencement ceremony and today ten of our
participants will earn their certificates of completion and receive their
orders of dismissal.  These ten graduates have made a choice and
have dedicated themselves to a better life.  A life free of alcohol,
drugs and crime.  In doing that, they are fulfilling the goal of Drug Court
to save money, make our community safe and in the process, save lives.”

                                                                          - Judge Jay B. Roof

Drug Court Team Members

Judge Jay B. Roof
Drug Court Case Manager Cherie Lusk
Kitsap Recovery Center Lisa Romwall, Steve Kohrt,
Bergen Starke, Carla Carlsen
Cascade Recovery Center Rick Bialock, Judy Patton
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kate Sigafoos, Kevin Kelly
Defense Attorney Jacob Murphy
Court Clerks Gwen Warren
Drug Court Assistant Carol VanderHeyden
Community Resource Officer Deputy Montague
Drug Court Compliance Officer Vicky Minor
Grant Administrator Gay Neal
Updated:  September 10, 2014


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