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410-260-1488

For Immediate Release CONTACT:

Angelita Plemmer angelita.plemmer@mdcourts.gov
Terri Bolling  
terri.bolling@mdcourts.gov

(410) 260-1488


Media Advisory
Baltimore City District Court Offers a “Day in the Life” View of a Problem-Solving Court

(BALTIMORE – Oct. 4, 2011) Tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 5, the Baltimore City District Court is inviting state and local elected officials, business and community leaders, and members of the media to see a problem-solving court in action and discuss the program’s role in the community.

Problem-solving courts respond to the underlying problems that bring defendants into court—drug or alcohol addiction, mental illness, and/or family or personal issues. Baltimore City District Court’s rigorous adult drug treatment court program combines ongoing judicial oversight with drug and/or alcohol testing, intensive treatment services and supervision. Participation in the program is voluntary. National research shows drug courts are successful and cost-effective for dealing with drug-addicted offenders in the criminal justice system.

WHAT:

Baltimore City District Court Adult Drug Treatment Court Program – Judicial Ride-Along

   
WHO:

Judge Jamey H. Hueston, Baltimore City District Court, presiding

   
WHEN:

Wednesday, Oct. 5
8:30 a.m. Introduction and continental breakfast
9:30 a.m. Adult Drug Treatment Court session
11-11:30 Discussion and Q&A session with Judge Hueston

   
WHERE:

Baltimore City District Court
Edward Borgerding District Court Building
5800 Wabash Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21215

   
CONTACT:

Call the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, 410-260-1488, to attend (and to discuss the use of cameras and/or electronic devices)

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