Annapolis, MD - Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams announced today that the Circuit Court Drug Treatment Court will graduate 6 more participants for 2017 on Wednesday, May 31st, at 2:00 pm in Annapolis Circuit Courtroom 4C. Anne Arundel County Police Chief Timothy Altomare will serve as the keynote speaker.

"The Drug Court program allows those suffering from addiction the opportunity to get clean and establish themselves as productive members of our community," said Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams. "I commend today's graduates for all of their hard work throughout the course of this program."

Drug Treatment Courts is a specialized docket for non-violent Anne Arundel County residents whose involvement in the criminal justice system is rooted in serious addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Anne Arundel County's Circuit Court Adult Drug Treatment Court program began in 2005, and works to improve our community through enhanced public safety. By providing judicially-supervised treatment to substance abuse offenders, this program reduces the social and economic costs of criminal activity and traditional incarceration.

This initiative is a collaborative effort among the Circuit Court, the State's Attorney's Offices, the Maryland Judiciary Office of Problem Solving Courts, the Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant, the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention, the Administrative Office of the Courts, the Office of the Public Defender, the Division of Parole and Probation, and the Department of Health. Relationships with other community agencies such as the Anne Arundel County Detention Center, and the many local treatment providers are considered vital to the success of the program.

For more information, please visit: http://www.circuitcourt.org/learn-about/drug-treatment-court.

All media are invited to attend. TV cameras are not allowed in the courtroom.

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