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Kitsap Drug Court Commencement

October 21, 2005

Honorable Jay B. Roof 


Chris Endresen
Kitsap County Board of Commissioners

"Today we acknowledge that recovery takes effort, strength, and hard work-- recovery takes courage to admit we aren't perfect; it takes courage to ask for help.  Congratulations."

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

Judge Roof and Drug Court Graduate

Debbie Graduate
 "Thank you Drug Court." 

Drug Court Graduate photo

Josh, Graduate
"Thank you Drug Court for
showing me a life without
drugs.  I have the life I've
always dreamed about."

Drug Court Graduate photo

Stacey, Graduate
"I am thankful I can cry today, because now I have learned
how.  I have a life today. 
Thank you."

Doranne, Graduate
"The structure in this program
has given me back my life."

Photo of Drug Court Graduate

Janell, Graduate
"Today I'm in school, have a
home, and self-esteem. 
I look in the mirror and
like what I see."

Photo of Drug Court Graduate

Nova, Graduate
Drug Court is a wonderful
program.  I'm going to school now
to become a drug counselor."

Photo of alumni speaker

Jim, Alumni Speaker
"I have a better way of life and I feel good about myself. 
I have a spirit inside me now.  Drug Court really works."

Photo of Commissioner Endresen, Drug Court Graduates, and Judge Jay B. Roof

Commissioner Endresen, the Drug Court Graduates, and
Judge Jay B. Roof

"Drug Court is different from other courts because we
care about the 'who' along with the what, where, when
and why.  We focus on not only preventing crimes,
but saving families, saving lives, and building
a safer community."

                                                                              - Judge Jay B. Roof

Kitsap County Adult Drug Court is in its fifth year.  Today's graduation ceremony is the 22nd commencement held in Kitsap County Drug Court.  It has proudly graduated 120 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, and Carla Carlsen
Cascade Recovery Center Rick Bialock
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Timothy Drury  
Defense Attorney Timothy Kelly and Kevin Cure
Court Clerk Vicki Tabert
Court Reporter Andrea Evans
Community Resource Officer Deputy Pete Ball
Drug Court Compliance Officer Penny Simpson
Drug Court Assistant Katie Ulrigg
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 de Paul 
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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