Kitsap Drug Court Commencement
Kitsap County Family Drug
Drug Court Commencement
August 20, 2004
Honorable Jay B.
Honorable M. Karlynn Haberly
Commissioner Patty Lent
Kitsap County Board of County Commissioners
"You seven graduates have
taken enormous steps in identifying
and staying on course. You have been dedicated
and determined. As a Commissioner, we support this program . . .
it makes society a better place for all
Jerry, Drug Court Alumni
"Treatment was a great
thing. I began to associate with people.
started working out for me. I have friends.
I am employed today.
I do the right thing today.
I am happy today. I had not been happy in 15 to 20 years."
acknowledge the hard work and of these participants who have
successfully completed the Drug Court program.
"I can honestly say I am grateful
your (Drug Court) plan, my
sponsor, and this program. This
program is an
opportunity, its ups
and downs. My life has
been changed forever."
"This program has changed
my life. If
it wasn't for this
program, I would be in jail
right now. I would be using.."
"Today I have a life. I am a mom to my daughter."
"When I did get into Drug Court I didn't
expect it to be so much work. This program was a godsend.. . . I cannot express
the joy this program has given me, It has taught me to
respect my friends and family. I don't take things for
"When I first came into the program
I was looking for
an easy way out.
What I ended up with was a plan for
It was not a walk in the
park. I couldn't have done it without
|all of the help. I am thankful
has connected me with my family
and gave me hope."
"WOW. I thank Drug Court. I
really wanted to die. I thank my family. It's been a hard road but it has been worth
Drug Court Graduates, Judge Jay B. Roof and Commissioner Patty
"Drug Court is a court
of hope . . . a court of promise . . .
a place where life's
potential can be revealed."
-Judge Jay B. Roof
Kitsap County Superior Court
Kristina, Family Dependency Drug Court Graduate, and
"To get into the Family Dependency Drug
Court Program, you
have to dedicated and accountable. As a
judge, this is a
wonderful position. The traditional dependency
court is a
shame-based court. Family Dependency Drug Court is a
-Judge M. Karlynn Haberly
Kitsap County Superior Court
"When I first opted for Drug Court I wanted
to get my kids back faster.
I had the desire to be clean and sober, but I didn't know how. Life is
I get to be the mother they (my daughters) deserve."
County Adult Drug Court is in its fifth year. Today's graduation ceremony is the
18th commencement held in Kitsap County Drug Court. It has proudly graduated
98 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
group of graduates spent an average of 14 months in the Drug Court
Program. They attended an average of 207 AA meetings, plus
an average of 50 bonus meetings, and averaged 110 treatment
Drug Court Team Members
||Jay B. Roof
|Drug Court Case Manager
|Kitsap Recovery Center
Lisa Romwall, Steve Kohrt and Bergen Starke
|Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
|Community Resource Officer
||Deputy Pete Ball
|Drug Court Compliance Officer
|Drug Court Volunteers
Jensen, PP, PLS
D & D Painting
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