- Published: Friday, 12 May 2017 15:59
Annapolis, MD - Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams announced today that the District Court Drug Treatment Court will graduate 8 more participants for 2017 on Thursday, May 11th at 2 p.m.in Annapolis District Courtroom 5 before Judge Thomas J. Pryal. WBAL News reporter Keith Mills will serve as the keynote speaker.
Drug Treatment Court 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.
The Anne Arundel County District Court Adult Drug Treatment Court initiative began in 1997, 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.
Not only do Drug Treatment Courts rehabilitate participants, they also save money. It costs less to put someone through Drug Treatment Court than to incarcerate him or her.
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.