14th Circuit Drug Court graduation set for May 21 - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

14th Circuit Drug Court graduation set for May 21

Twenty people who have spent at least three years under the supervision of the 14th Circuit Drug Court will graduate on Monday, May 21. Source: WDAM Twenty people who have spent at least three years under the supervision of the 14th Circuit Drug Court will graduate on Monday, May 21. Source: WDAM
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Twenty people who have spent at least three years under the supervision of the 14th Circuit Drug Court will graduate on Monday, May 21.

A graduation ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Southwest Mississippi Community College in Summit. The ceremony will be held in the Horace Holmes Student Union Hall.

Rep. Angela Cockerham of Magnolia will be the guest speaker. She serves on the State Drug Courts Advisory Committee.  She began her service in the Mississippi House of Representatives in 2006.  She is chair of the House Energy Committee and vice-chair of the House Management Committee.

Circuit Judges Michael Taylor and David Strong will preside over the graduation ceremony.

May is National Drug Court Month. Many drug courts across the country schedule graduation ceremonies to coincide with the national observance as well as with high school and college graduations.

Some of the graduates will speak. Each has a personal success story.

A successful Drug Court alumnus will give the benediction. Rev. Heath Ferguson, Director of Pastoral Care and Faith Relations at Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, graduated from the he 14th Circuit Drug Court in 2010.

The 14th Circuit Drug Court currently has about 240 participants from Lincoln, Pike and Walthall counties. All must spend at least three years in the program and meet all of its requirements before being able to graduate.

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