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Drug Treatment Court Celebrates Six Graduates

DTC Graduates from April 10 holding their plaques
April 11, 2024

Judges, elected officials, community members, court staff, attorneys, family members and friends packed the Cobb Superior Court Ceremonial Courtroom to congratulate the six newest graduates of the Cobb County Drug Treatment Court.  The graduates, staff, family and friends shared moments of 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, “Drug court has changed my life because before the program I did not think very much of the future. My only goals were to stay out of jail. Now I feel like the sky is the limit. I have accomplished things that I have only dreamed of.”

Superior Court Judge Kimberly A. Childs presides over the Drug Treatment Court and the multi-disciplinary team administering the program.  After the graduation ceremony, she reflected that “these graduates exemplify the need for and importance of an evidence-based recovery and treatment program in our criminal justice system.  Our community should be proud of the commitment Cobb County has to helping those with substance use disorder transform their lives. Through the efforts of our dedicated team and with the continued support of our stakeholders, these 6 graduates are now sober, independent and productive members of our society.”

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Press Contact Info

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,