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For Immediate Release

CONTACT:
Angelita Plemmer angelita.plemmer@mdcourts.gov
Terri Bolling terri.bolling@mdcourts.gov
(410) 260-1488

Media Advisory:
Prince George’s County Circuit Court Adult Drug Court Celebrates Tenth Anniversary with Special Commencement Ceremony

(UPPER MARLBORO, Md. – May 10, 2012) The Adult Drug Court of the Prince George’s County Circuit Court will celebrate its tenth anniversary with a special commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 17. The event takes place during National Drug Court Month. The media is invited to attend.

“Drug courts work, and we want to celebrate with the Prince George’s County adult drug court team, graduates and alumni to recognize 10 years of innovative justice,” said Prince George’s County Circuit Judge Sheila R. Tillerson Adams, administrative judge for Prince George’s County and the Seventh Judicial Circuit. “Drug courts are the place where treatment and justice meet to give substance abusers the opportunity and environment they need to experience a life of sobriety void of criminal behavior.”

During the commencement and celebration, new graduates and alumni will talk about how choosing to take part in drug court has changed their lives. A video about Prince George’s County’s drug court program will premiere during the event. (View a clip from that video here.)
http://www.mdcourts.gov/media/news/2012/bobbyhoustonclip.wmv

WHAT: Prince George’s County Circuit Court Adult Drug Court’s 10-Year Anniversary Celebration and Commencement Ceremony
WHEN: Thursday, May 17
3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Prince George’s County Courthouse
14735 Main Street, Circuit Court Jury Lounge
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
WHO:

--Prince George’s County Circuit Judge Sheila R. Tillerson Adams,
administrative judge for Prince George’s County and Seventh Judicial Circuit (Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties)
--Prince George’s County Circuit Judge Maureen M. Lamasney,
original presiding judge, Adult Drug Court of Prince George’s County Circuit Court
--Prince George’s County Circuit Judge Nicholas E. Rattal,
current presiding judge, Adult Drug Court of Prince George’s County Circuit Court
--Prince George’s County Circuit Court Drug Court Division Director Julisa Robinson

Guest Speakers include:
--Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown
--Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III
--Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler
--David K. Mineta, deputy director, Office of National Drug Control Policy
--West Huddleston, chief executive officer, National Association for Drug Court Professionals

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jacqueline F. Brown, executive director,
Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center
MEDIA: Per the administrative judge, media are authorized to film and take photos only in the Circuit Court jury lounge where the ceremony will take place. Media will not have access to any other part of the courthouse.
MEDIA CONTACT:

Angelita Plemmer angelita.plemmer@mdcourts.gov
Terri Bolling terri.bolling@mdcourts.gov
(410) 260-1488

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