Drug Court graduation scheduled in Vicksburg - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Drug Court graduation scheduled in Vicksburg

VICKSBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Seventeen people are set to graduate from e Ninth Circuit Drug Court during a ceremony scheduled for September 29th at 6 p.m. at the Warren County Courthouse. State Drug Court Compliance Director, Billy Saul, will be the guest speaker. Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick will preside, and Circuit Judge James Chaney, Jr. will present plaques to the graduates.

According to a press release from Beverly Pettigrew Kraft, Public Information Officer for the Administrative Office of Courts, Drug Court Coordinator Maryam Husband says 91 participants will remain enrolled in the program after the graduation. 

The Ninth Circuit Drug Court, has been in operation since 2005. It includes Warren, Sharkey and Issaquena counties. The court seeks to rehabilitate drug-using offenders through drug treatment and intense supervision with court appearances and random drug testing. Drug courts offer the incentive of a chance to remain out of jail and be employed.  

Mississippi currently has 42 drug courts. About 3,450 people are enrolled statewide.

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