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Kitsap Drug Court Commencement

July 30, 2009

Honorable Jay B. Roof 

CELEBRATE SUCCESS!
 


Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido

Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido
Keynote Speaker

"These 13 graduates exemplify the hope and promise of this program. 
They have much to offer themselves, their families, and
our communities.  We look forward to their future successes.
"

Jason Ellingston - Alumni Speaker 

Jason Ellingson
Alumni Speaker

"Drug court saved my life. 
I needed this program. 
I needed to get better."

 

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


James - Graduate

James, Graduate
"Thank you Steve for giving
me a chance and showing
 me a better way to live.
"


Chris - Graduate

Chris, Graduate
"I believe in recovery.  It's easy to sell.  When I meet others who need help,
I know where they can find it."


Sarah - Graduate

Sarah, Graduate
“Drug Court changed my life. 
It is the complete opposite of what it used to be.  My family
is back together and
I have a career today." 


Kathy - Graduate

Kathy, Graduate
“I know I wouldn't have made it without
the support of my fellow participants. 
Thank you all."
 


Clinton - Graduate

Clinton, Graduate
“Thank you for pushing me
in the right direction and
have my best interest
in mind even when I didn't."
 


Christopher - Graduate

Christopher, Graduate
"Thank you Glenda and the team for not giving up on me." 


Lina - Graduate

Lina, Graduate
"I dedicate this certificate
to my sister who died
from this disease."

Shantel Craig - Graduate

Shantel, Graduate
"There are ups and downs in recovery, but I'm grateful for every minute of it.  Because of this program I have 29 months clean and sober and my three beautiful children.  It's been a long road but I'm happy to be here today. "


Kelly - Graduate  

Kelly, Graduate
If I hadn't been a participant in this program, my doctor has assured me that I wouldn't be here today."

Rebecca - Graduate

Rebecca, Graduate
"Because of Drug Court I have
a relationship with my children
and parents.  I have a successful
career.  And my second home has
become 9th and Mac."

 Murray - Graduate

Murray, Graduate
"I had a chance to observe this program years ago, and I didn't understand.  People clapping in a court room seemed a little weird to me.  Now I have completed it and it makes all the sense in the world.  This is a huge accomplishment. "

Heather - Graduate

Heather, Graduate
"I want to thank God.  I needed him.  A lot."

 

Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Jay B. Roof 

Drug Court is one of the most innovative and exciting concepts to come to our judicial system in decades.  Traditionally, the judicial system deals with crime after the fact.  It detangles and addresses the who, what, when and where.  Drug Court addresses the critical fifth "W": the why.  Many of those cycling through our courts are involved with the legal system largely because of their substance use and addiction.  By providing treatment and rehabilitation, Drug Court not only deals with the current charge that brought the participant to us - it begins to touch on the prevention of the next crime.”
      
                                                                         - 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, Glenda McPherson, and Carla Carlsen
Cascade Recovery Center Rick Bialock, Grace Jones, Doranne Carleton and Brian Burwell
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Kelly
Defense Attorney Jacob Murphy  
Court Clerks Vicki Tabert, Gwen Warren
Court Reporter Andrea Evans
Community Resource Officer Deputy Pete Ball
Drug Court Compliance Officer Joe Myall
Drug Court Volunteers Debbie Ball
Grant Administrator Betsy Bosch
Updated:  September 10, 2014

Hours: 

8:00 AM to 12:15 PM 1:15 PM to 4:30 PM *unless otherwise ordered by the court

Monday - Friday

 

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