Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building
361 Rowe Boulevard
|For Immediate Release||CONTACT:||Rita Buettner
(ANNAPOLIS, MD – May 3, 2006) Anne Arundel County District Court will host its annual graduation celebration for 11 men and women graduating from the court's Drug Treatment Court program at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in the District Court Building in Annapolis. The graduates will be recognized in the courtroom and celebrate with an ice cream social on the patio in front of the courthouse.
Now in its 10th year, Anne Arundel County's program provides intensive treatment, supervision, and comprehensive judicial monitoring to habitual offenders whose crimes are addiction-driven.
During the month of May, the Maryland Judiciary is celebrating National Drug Court Month with graduations, open houses, and events statewide.
Since the state's first drug treatment court was established in Baltimore City in 1994, 27 other drug treatment courts have been formed in Maryland. Eight more are in the planning stages around the state.
Drug treatment courts incorporate varying levels of treatment as well as vocational, educational, and life skills training and other services to address issues that contribute to drug abuse and criminal behavior.
The District Court for Anne Arundel County is located at 251 Rowe Blvd. Members of the media are invited to attend. Please contact the Court Information Office at (410) 260-1488 if you would like to bring a camera or for more information.
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