Clark County Drug Treatment Court to celebrate 16th graduation tomorrow PDF Print E-mail

Alternative sentencing program to graduate sixteenth set of participants
Judge Jerry Jacobi and The Clark County Drug Treatment Court Program will host its sixteenth graduation tomorrow, Thursday, December 29.
The Clark Superior Court No. 2 and Judge Jerry Jacobi operate one of only 25 adult drug courts in the state, certified by the Indiana Supreme Court. Since the program’s inception, 184 participants have been admitted into the Drug Treatment Court. Seventy-seven participants have now graduated successfully.
On December 29, five participants will be honored for their rehabilitative efforts. These five participants represent mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, aunts and uncles, cousins, friends and co-workers.  Their average age is 31 years of age.  The National age average for graduating Drug court is 34. These five participants’ drugs of choices were all in the Nation’s top six substances of abuse. These five participants represent five citizens who have now been clean and sober for at least 12 months. The average sobriety time for these five individuals is 1 year 10 months and 25 days. This is equivalent to 690 days and counting.
Nationally, the average graduation rate for Drug Court was 57 percent; the Clark County Drug Treatment Court Program graduation rate stands at 64 percent. The National Drug Court Institute research shows that compared to other initiatives for drug-involved offenders Drug Courts more than doubled treatment retention and completion rates.  And, nationwide, 75 percent of Drug Court graduates remain arrest-free at least two years after leaving the program.
The Drug Treatment Court Program graduation will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Clark Superior Court No. 2.   
A reception will immediately follow. The public is invited to attend.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 December 2011 12:56