Drug Court Graduation Held

The Fifteenth Judicial District Drug Court Program recently held a Drug Court graduation on Dec.13, with the Honorable John Wootten, Jr. presiding. This was the second graduation for the program this year with five participants successfully completing the programs rigid requirements.

In addition to recognizing the accomplishments of the graduates, Judge Wootten introduced the Honorable Brody Kane, Criminal Court Judge for the Fifteenth Judicial District. Judge Kane will become the presiding Drug Court Judge with the retirement of Judge Wootten. The Drug Court program started in 2002 and is designed to combine treatment and intensive supervision for non-violent felony offenders who have had contact with the courts as a result of drug or alcohol abuse.

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