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Terri Bolling terri.bolling@mdcourts.gov
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Media Advisory
Howard County District Court Celebrates
14th Drug/DUI Treatment Court Graduation

(ELLICOTT CITY, Md. – Nov. 8, 2011) On Wednesday, Nov. 16, several people will celebrate their success with family members and friends during the Howard County District Court Drug and DUI (alcohol) Treatment Court’s 14th graduation. The media is invited to attend.

The rigorous drug and DUI treatment court program combines judicial oversight with intensive treatment and supervision, explains Howard County District Judge Neil Edward Axel, who will preside over the graduation ceremony. Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler will talk to the graduates as the event’s guest speaker.

Maryland’s first drug treatment court began in Baltimore in 1984, and the program has expanded to include more than 40 drug treatment courts throughout the state. Howard County’s drug treatment court began in June 2004, and the program for DUI infractions was added in January 2005.

WHAT:

Howard County District Court drug and DUI (alcohol) treatment court graduation

   
WHEN:

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 4:30 p.m.

   
WHERE:

Howard County District Court Multiservice Building, Courtroom 5
3451 Courthouse Drive
Ellicott City

   
WHO:

Howard County District Judge Neil Edward Axel presiding; Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler, guest speaker; several graduates, friends and family members

   
MEDIA CONTACT:

Maryland Judiciary Office of Communications and Public Affairs, 410-260-1488. The media is invited to attend. The use of cameras must be approved in advance, and all persons being photographed must give their consent to be photographed.

 

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