The Williamson County DUI Court held a fundraiser on March 30, 2017, at the Historic Franklin Theatre in downtown Franklin, Tennessee. The weather was crazy but that didn't stop folks from coming. They had a great turnout.
It included an amazing performance by country artist Bryan White. Several decadent cakes with vacation and/or ticket packages were up for auction. Packages included a 3-night stay in Destin, FL, a round of golf at The Legends Club, and a weekend stay at Opryland. All around a very successful event!
The Williamson County DUI Court Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit that raises funds for the work of the DUI Court. Williamson County’s DUI Court is a recovery court program offering those charged with a 2nd or 3rd DUI the opportunity to enroll in an intensive year-long, court-supervised program involving mandatory jail time, weekly treatment appointments, drug testing, and recovery meeting attendance. Participants who complete the program are almost 20 times less likely to reoffend, making our roads and communities safer for everyone.
The Williamson County DUI Court Board (above), country artist Bryan White, and the Franklin Theatre pictured below
Check out the interview (audio file below) with Norene Puckett, Dekalb County Recovery Courts Director, regarding the event, which begins tomorrow:
And listen to the radio spot featuring Norene announcing details about the art exhibit and reception. All Free! Thanks to Norene for the shout out to TADCP! Listen!
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The Tennessee Association of Drug Court Professionals was proud to be among many folks in attendance to celebrate with the Robertson County Recovery Court on February 16, 2017. The audience cheered as several participants were given tokens, gifts, and words of wisdom to start the next phase of their journey.
Before the closing of the ceremony, Lyn Noland, Executive Director of Recovery Community Inc., and a member of the recovery court team, presented the Champion of Recovery Award to Captain Jason Head. Captain Head has been an intergral part of the Robertson County Recovery Court since its inception as well as the Law Enforcement Representative on the TADCP board. The Robertson County Recovery Court Team understands the value law enforcement brings to the table. In fact, one of the graduates that afternoon commented to the audience that he was grateful he was arrested so he could go through recovery court.
TADCP is very proud of the work Captain Head does with his team and as a Champion for Recovery, and we are equally proud of all of the law enforcement represented in Tennessee Recovery Courts!
The Knox County Juvenile Recovery Court has completed the Learning Collaborative Project with The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. We were awarded participation in this program way back in 2013 and it has been extremely invaluable! We are very appreciative of the guidance, feedback, and patience of NCJFCJ's Wendy Schiller and Doug Thomas! They are both a credit to NCJFCJ and we hope to continue our collaboration with them for years to come.
If you would like to hear about their journey and take aways from this experience, they will be presenting at the 12th Annual Recovery Drug Court Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee, December 7-9, 2016 http://12threcoverycourtcon.ezregister.com.