Kitsap Drug Court
July 30, 2009
Honorable Jay B.
Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido
"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.
"Drug court saved my life.
I needed this program.
I needed to get better."
acknowledge the hard work and of these participants who have
successfully completed the Drug Court program.
you Steve for giving
me a chance and showing
me a better way to live.
"I believe in recovery. It's easy
to sell. When I meet others who need help,
I know where they can find it."
“Drug Court changed my life.
It is the complete opposite of what it used to be. My
is back together and
I have a career today."
“I know I wouldn't have made it without
the support of my fellow participants.
Thank you all."
“Thank you for pushing me
in the right direction and
have my best interest
in mind even when I didn't."
"Thank you Glenda and the team for not giving up on me."
"I dedicate this certificate
to my sister who died
from this disease."
"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. "
If I hadn't been a participant in this program, my doctor
has assured me that I wouldn't be here today."
"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."
"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.
"I want to thank God. I needed him. A lot."
Kitsap County Superior Court
Judge Jay B. Roof
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
||Jay B. Roof
|Drug Court Case Manager
|Kitsap Recovery Center
||Lisa Romwall, Steve Kohrt, Bergen
Starke, Glenda McPherson, and Carla Carlsen
Grace Jones, Doranne Carleton and Brian Burwell
|Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
|Community Resource Officer
||Deputy Pete Ball
|Drug Court Compliance Officer
|Drug Court Volunteers