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Kitsap Drug Court Commencement

Kitsap County Family Drug Dependency 
Drug Court Commencement

August 20, 2004

Honorable Jay B. Roof 
Honorable M. Karlynn Haberly


County Commissioner Patty Lent, Guest Speaker

Commissioner Patty Lent
Kitsap County Board of County Commissioners
Guest Speaker

"You seven graduates have taken enormous steps in identifying
your addiction 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 of us."

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Jerry, Drug Court Alumni

"Treatment was a great thing.  I began to associate with people. 
Things 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."

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

Photo of Drug Court Graduate and Judge Roof

Melody, Graduate
 "I can honestly say I am grateful
for your (Drug Court) plan, my
sponsor, and this program.  This
program is an  opportunity, its ups
and downs.  My life has 
been changed forever." 


Photo of Drug Court graduate and Judge Roof

Andy, Graduate
"This program has changed
my life.  If it wasn't for this
program, I would be in jail
right now.  I would be using.."

Photo of Drug Court Graduate and Treatment Provider, Bergen Starke

Desiree, Graduate
"Today I have a life.   I am a mom to my daughter."

Photo of Deputy Prosecutor Tim Drury and Drug Court Graduate

Ian, Graduate
"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 granted anymore."

Photo of Drug Court Graduate and Judge Roof

Colin, Graduate
"When I first came into the program
I was looking for an easy way out. 
What I ended up with was a plan for
my life.  It was not a walk in the
park.  I couldn't have done it without
|all of the help.  I am thankful
for everybody.  This program
has connected me with my family
and gave me hope."

Photo of Drug Court Graduate and Judge Roof

Tracy, Graduate
"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 it."

Drug Court Graduates, Judge Jay B. Roof and Commissioner Patty Lent

"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

Family Drug Court logo

Kristina, Family Dependency Drug Court Graduate, and
Judge M. Karlynn Haberly

"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
success-based court."   

-Judge M. Karlynn Haberly
Kitsap County Superior Court

Kristina, Graduate 
"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
grand today.  I get to be the mother they (my daughters) deserve."


Kitsap 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 Court. 

This 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 sessions.  


Drug Court Team Members

Judge Jay B. Roof
Drug Court Case Manager Cherie Lusk
Kitsap Recovery Center Lisa Romwall, Steve Kohrt and Bergen Starke
Cascade Recovery Center Rick Bialock
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Timothy Drury  
Defense Attorney Timothy Kelly
Court Clerk Vicki Tabert
Court Reporter Andrea Evans
Community Resource Officer Deputy Pete Ball
Drug Court Compliance Officer Penny Simpson
Drug Court Volunteers Jack Dirks
Grant Administrator Betsy Bosch
Web and Technical Support Charlotte Jensen, PP, PLS
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
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