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Kitsap Drug Court Commencement

November 5, 2009

Honorable Jay B. Roof 


Linday Joyce - YWCA Executive Director

Linda Joyce, YWCA Executive Director
Keynote Speaker

"We came here today to celebrate the graduate's accomplishments,
but also because we have great expectations of them.."

Teresa Ellingson
Alumni Speaker

"To the Graduates:  I know we all get busy, but it is most important that you all stay involved with the recovery community.  If you do that you will be able to keep what you have today, which is a chance at a new life"


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

Kaj - Graduate

Kaj, Graduate
"Drug Court change my life
and brought back things that I
thought I had lost forever.

Nathanael - Graduate

Nathanael, Graduate
"Nothing comes to an end
today. This is the beginning
of a new life in recovery."

Sherry - Graduate

Sherry, Graduate
“Thank you for pushing me
and believing in me." 

Selah - Graduate

Selah, Graduate
“Thank you for making
a safe place for me."

Kevin - Graduate

Kevin, Graduate
“My journey has just begun."

Danny - Graduate

Danny, Graduate
"I couldn't do this alone. 
I needed the support." 

Pauline - Graduate

Pauline, Graduate
"I never imagined that when the
police knocked on my motel
 room door that it would be the beginning of a new wonderful life."

Daniel - Graduate

Daniel, Graduate
"The wrath of Steve [his counselor]
 is what kept me sanction free.  Thank you. "

 David - Graduate

David, Graduate
"Anyone who wants to
change can do just that. 
I'll never be the same again."

Steven - Graduate

Steven, Graduate
"My God gave me the
opportunity to find out what
it is to be clean and sober."


Graduates with Judge Roof and Linda Joyce

Drug Court Graduates, Judge Jay B. Roof  and Linda Joyce

Drug Court concerns itself with the 'why'.  We're concerned with the root problem, which is often drugs and drug addiction.  When we treat the core issue, we begin to see marked results in our community.”
                                                           - Judge Jay B. Roof

Drug Court Team Members

Judge Jay B. Roof
Drug Court Case Manager Cherie Lusk
Kitsap Recovery Center Lisa Romwall, Steve Kohrt, Bergen Starke, Glenda McPherson, and Carla Carlsen
Cascade Recovery Center Rick Bialock, Grace Jones
and Brian Burwell
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Kelly
Defense Attorney Jacob Murphy  
Clarke Tibbets
Court Clerks Vicki Tabert, Gwen Warren
Court Reporter Andrea Evans
Community Resource Officer Deputy Pete Ball
Drug Court Compliance Officer Joe Myall
Drug Court Volunteers Debbie Ball
Grant Administrator Betsy Bosch
Updated:  September 10, 2014


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