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Kitsap Drug Court Commencement

Honorable Jay B. Roof Presiding

July 28, 2006



Mayor Kim Abel
City of Port Orchard
Guest Speaker

“You are all building changes for yourself, family, and the community…
Commencement means ‘new beginnings’ and I’m proud of all of you.”


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

Al, Graduate
 “I’m really happy to be here today. I
owe so many things to this program;
I wouldn’t have what I have
today without it.”

Ron H, Graduate
“Drug Court saved my life. I
couldn’t have done this without
Drug Court and my family’s
constant support.”

Brian, Graduate
“It’s been a long road. But I did it,
I got here. Thank you to the
Drug Court team.”

Ron U, Graduate
“I have to thank the Drug
Court staff. It’s been a long
and hard journey, and I
needed all the support from you, God, and my girlfriend
to make it.”

April, Graduate
“I’m grateful for this program, it’s helped me change my life around.”


Randy, Graduate
“Thanks to Drug Court I can now make goals and achieve them. I have learned how to make relationships again, thank you.”

Dana, Graduate

“I’m really glad to be here today, thank you to the Drug Court, and my mom for being my support team.”

Tangie, Graduate

“I’ve met some awesome people in this program and made some long-lasting friendships along the way. Today I’ve got my life back.”

Craig, Graduate

“This program is awesome. Thanks to the Drug Court team and my family, you really helped me through it.”

Dawn, Graduate
“I didn’t think I was going to make it. But here I am and I’m a success now.”

Joyce, Graduate
“I want to thank all of you, if it wasn’t for you and my family, I wouldn’t be standing here today.”

Photo of Drug Court Graduate

Stacy, Graduate
“I have a life today I never thought I would have. I’m able to like myself and .I’ve wonderful great friendships.”

Lindsay, Graduate
“Throughout this program I have learned a new life, a life without drugs.

Photo of Drug Court Judge and  Graduate

Jessica, Graduate
“I’m truly honored to be part of this program and part of my miracle.”


 Photo of Judge Roof, Mayor Kim Abel, and Drug Court Graduates

Drug Court Graduates, Judge Jay B. Roof and Mayor Kim Abel

“The focus of this program is on preventing the next
time, saving families, saving tax payers’ money,
and making our community safer."

                                                - Judge Jay B. Roof

Kitsap County Adult Drug Court is in its eighth year.  Today's graduation ceremony is the 25th commencement held in Kitsap County Drug Court.  It has proudly  graduated 161 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, 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 Compliance Specialist Kirsten Erceg
Drug Court Volunteer Jack Dirks
Grant Administrator Betsy Bosch
Drug Court Assistant Katie Ulrigg
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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