Cobb County Drug Treatment Court celebrates four graduates
Judges, elected officials, community members, court staff, attorneys, family members, and friends packed the Cobb Superior Court Ceremonial Courtroom to congratulate the four newest Cobb County Drug Treatment Court graduates. The graduates and staff shared tears and laughter as they detailed their journey. The overriding theme was a sense of accomplishment, hope, and excitement for the next chapter of their lives.
The Drug Treatment Court is an alternative to incarceration for individuals involved in the justice system with a substance use disorder. The 18–24-month program uses a combination of close supervision, individualized, evidence-based treatment, and recovery support to hold offenders accountable for their actions and teach them to be productive members of the community.
One of the graduates shared, “I am very grateful for this program. It has helped me through a really tough time in my life. Drug Court has taught me how to not only cope with my addiction but to be a better person all around. I am very grateful and appreciative to have gone through it.”
Superior Court Judge Kimberly A. Childs presides over the Drug Treatment Court and the multi-disciplinary team administering the program. “Through the efforts of our dedicated team and with the continued support of our stakeholders, the Cobb County Drug Treatment Court transforms the courtroom into a place of hope and healing. Instead of punishment, we offer evidence-based treatment and compassion to foster a lifetime of sobriety,” remarked Judge Childs.
For more information about Cobb County Drug Treatment Court, including how to become involved or support the program, please contact Porsha Middlebrook, DTC Coordinator, at 770.528.1933, Porsha.email@example.com.