For Immediate Release: December 14, 2016

Annapolis, MD -- Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams announced today that nearly a dozen Anne Arundel County Drug Court graduates have raised over $700 for the 4th Annual Holiday Give Back to the Community Celebration, as members of the first Anne Arundel Circuit Drug Court Alumni Association. The Alumni Association was formed in 2016 to help support each other and to organize events that will give back to the community. This community celebration will take place on Thursday, December 15th at the Annapolis Family Support Center, located on 80 West Street in Annapolis, which is part of the Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services.

What:

The new Anne Arundel Circuit Drug Court Alumni Association conducted bake sales that raised enough funds to purchase warm winter gear and holiday gifts for local children in need. Drug court graduates will leave with the gifts from the Anne Arundel County Circuit Courthouse located at 8 Church Circle dressed in Santa and elf outfits. They will walk down the street to the Family Support Center located at 80 West Street to deliver gifts to children inside the daycare.

When:

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Leaving courthouse @10am; Delivering gifts @10:15am

Where:

Walking from Circuit Courthouse at 8 Church Circle to Annapolis Family Support Center at 80 West Street, Annapolis

Visuals/Permissions:
*Cameras are allowed inside daycare; waivers signed by all families.

* Media availability with Drug Court Alumni and State's Attorney Wes Adams at 10am in the Circuit Courthouse courtyard.

*Drug Court graduates walking down street with gifts from 10:10-10:15am.

*On camera interviews available with drug court graduates, drug court staff, children and Family Support Center Director Stacey King from 10:15-10:45am at the Family Support Center.

Learn More:

Annapolis Family Support Center of Anne Arundel County here: http://www.marylandfamilynetwork.org/programs-services/family-support-network/

Circuit Court Drug Court here: http://www.circuitcourt.org/learn-about/drug-treatment-court

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