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Kitsap Drug Court Commencement

October 25, 2013

Honorable Jay B. Roof 


Charlotte Garrido
Kitsap County County Commissioner
Keynote Speaker

"It is rewarding to see the huge change in the graduates. 
They are a valuable contribution to society. 
75% of graduates remain arrest free for two years."


Darcy A., Alumni Speaker

"In 2008 when I was arrested I felt hopeless, blaming
everyone else for my problems.  Through Drug Court I
learned to feel better about myself and also learned the
tools that I needed to succeed.  I learned to
forgive others and forgive myself."

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

Sol B., Graduate

"The best way that I can
show my gratitude is
continuing to do well."

Isaac H., Graduate

"Thank you to Judge Roof,
the Drug Court team, my family
and my girlfriend."

Kylee T., Graduate
“I was broken when I started
Drug Court.  Today I can
live without drugs."


Danielle W., Graduate

“Thank you for the opportunity. 
It was what I needed to fix myself."


Amy S., Graduate
"Thanks to my family for their
support and to Judge Roof
and the Drug Court Team."


 Jeff E., Graduate
"Drug Court gave me a whole
new life.  Thank you to

Maryellen M., Graduate
"This was God's plan for me. 
I needed the structure of
Drug Court.  The caring and compassion that I received
was a blessing."

Brent A., Graduate
"Thanks to everyone
that supported me."

Austin N., Graduate
"Drug Court was a great
opportunity and I won't
let you down."

Craig B., Graduate
"Thank you to the entire Drug
Court team.  I was treated with
dignity and respect.  Thank you to
my parents for standing by me."

Colin B., Graduate
"I was hard-headed when I
started.  Thank you to
everyone for the opportunity."

Andrew H., Graduate
"Thank you to Mom and Dad
and the Drug Court Team."

Kent K., Graduate
"Thank you to Judge Roof,
the Drug Court Team and
to my Higher Power."

Joshua A., Graduate
"It wasn't easy but I finally made it."

Michael W., Graduate
"Thank you to everyone for
their love and support."

Billy S., Graduate
"Thank you to my Savior,
friends, counselor, Judy and
all that supported me in what I do."

Drug Court Graduates and Judge Jay B. Roof 

“Commencement is a new beginning.  Recovery is a verb --
addiction is a chronic disease that can be managed.”

                                                                          - Judge Jay B. Roof

Drug Court Team Members

Judge Jay B. Roof
Treatment Court Manager Samantha K. Lyons
Kitsap Recovery Center Bergen Starke, Scott Dalgleish, Carla Carlsen
Cascade Recovery Center Rick Bialock, Judy Patton, Carol Brigham
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Kelly
Courthouse Service Dog Kerris
Defense Attorney Jacob Murphy
Court Clerks Gwen Warren
Drug Court Assistant Carol VanderHeyden
Community Resource Officer Deputy Montague
Drug Court Compliance Officer Vicky Ackerman
Grant Administrator Gay Neal
Updated:  September 10, 2014


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