DTCC HOSTS MARYLAND DRUG
COURT MONTH RECEPTION
(ANNAPOLIS, MD May 24, 2004)—Maryland
Court of Appeals Chief Judge Robert M. Bell will be the guest speaker for
the Drug Treatment Court Commission’s ‘Maryland Drug Court Month’ reception,
to be held Wednesday, May 26, 4-6 pm at the Miller Senate Office building
in Annapolis. Chief Judge Bell will be joined in attendance by members
of the Drug Treatment Court Commission (DTCC), judges, legislators, court
officials, probation officers, staff from the Department of Juvenile Services,
treatment providers, and drug court supporters. During the ceremony, DTCC
members will receive proclamations from Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich,
and special awards will be presented to drug court teams.
“This event marks the positive strides made by our adult and juvenile drug
treatment courts—which are growing both in number and stature,” said Chief
Judge Bell. “These court programs are providing a more effective means
to help reduce the adverse impact of repeat drug offenders.”
With support from Judge Bell and DTCC, Governor Ehrlich proclaimed May
to be “Maryland Drug Court Month.” Drug court programs across the
state will be holding graduation ceremonies, community service activities,
and photo gallery exhibitions to celebrate the successes of participants
and the contributions of their families as well as those of drug treatment
Maryland established its first drug court 10 years ago in Baltimore City.
The Commission was established in 2002. To date, the Commission supports
12 active drug court programs and an additional 12 are in the planning
stages. For more information, visit http://www.courts.state.md.us/dtcc
or call the DTCC office at 410/946-4908.
Refreshments will be served.
Members of the media are invited to attend. Cameras are welcome.
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