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Kitsap Drug Court Commencement

October 30, 2015

Honorable Jay B. Roof 


Sheriff Simpson
Kitsap County Sheriff's Office

Keynote Speaker

"This is a day of celebration of your accomplishment, but more importantly it is a symbolic commitment to your future.  'Commencement' means a new dawn and a new beginning.  What you have accomplished doesn't stop here, it starts again tomorrow and every day thereafter.  Drug Court is a success story about people.  It is not just a program, it is about real people, people returning to a clean and sober environment, a new standard of living, a new opportunity to succeed and a simpler and honest way to live.  We all have dreams of where we want to be, what we want to do.  Being able to dream of a positive future again can be a dream for many.  For today's graduates, today might just be their dream come true. "

Gordon W., Alumni Speaker

"The 12 Principles directed me to a new way of living. "

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

Tim B., Graduate


David B., Graduate

"This is the first thing I have ever completed.  This is the beginning of the rest of my life."

Marc G., Graduate
“I have grown as a person; I am honest with myself; I drive to commit."


Brandon H., Graduate

“This is a life changing experience."

Kody J., Graduate
"I never thought I would make it here."

 Joanne M., Graduate
"This journey is an experience of growth.  I never knew the beauty of this world until now."

Kevin M., Graduate
"This was a struggle.  I am thankful for my family and glad I didn't mess up."

David P., Graduate
"Grateful my family is here.  I can't do it alone."

Clayton S., Graduate
"Thankful.  I love living life."


Jennifer W., Graduate
"Thankful for my friends and family.

Therese Y., Graduate
"I have dreams; I made it."

Drug Court Graduates and Judge Jay B. Roof 

“Drug Court is not the easy way out, we are not coddling criminals. Drug Court is a very demanding and challenging process. We are dedicated to breaking the cycle within their families.”
                                                                          - 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, Demian Putzke, Jackie Tolentino, Kylee Hull0-Gingrey, Wayne Swanson and Carla Carlsen
KMHS Mental Health Specialist Ashley Mitchusson
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kellie Pendras
Defense Attorney Jacob Murphy
Court Clerk Gwen Warren
Community Resource Officer Deputy Montague
Drug Court Compliance Officer Victoria Ackerman, Andrew Sawtell, and Riveka Crooms
Drug Court Administrative Assistant Sheila Ring
Grant Administrator Gay Neal
Courthouse Service Dog Kerris
Updated:  February 25, 2016


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