Drug Treatment Court Celebrates Three 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 graduates of the Cobb County Drug Treatment Court. The graduates and staff 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 been life-changing for me. I was lost when I began the program, the accountability and direction it gave me was exactly what I needed to get my life back on track.”
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.