DRUG FORUM-Prescription Drug and other abused Drugs from 6:30-8:30pm, Community Room of Redstone Federal Credit Union, 220 Wynn Dr., Hsv
Date : 15 May 2012
Category : General
Event Description :
DRUG FORUM-Prescription Drug and other abused Drugs
May 15, a Tuesday evening
6:30 to 8:30pm
Redstone Federal Credit Union Community Room
220 Wynn Drive, Huntsville AL
Contact: Deborah Soule
Partnership for A Drug-Free Community
Judge Martha Lynn Sherrod
Madison County District Judge, Founder of Drug Court
In celebration of “National Drug Court Month”, the Madison County Drug Court and the Partnership for A Drug Free Community will host a forum on Prescription Drugs and Other Abused Drugs, Tuesday May 15, 2012.
Parents, educators, social workers, counselors, law enforcement personnel, public health officials and anyone interested in the subject are encouraged to attend.
The forum is open to the public and there is no admission charge.
Drug Courts throughout the nation are celebrating National Drug Court Month with the theme: “Drug Courts: Where Accountability Meets Compassion.”
Partnership for a Drug-Free Community has been serving the Huntsville/Madison County area for the past 24 years and is recognized by the Office of National Drug Control Policy as a community-wide coalition whose mission is to prevent youth substance abuse.
The Madison County Drug Court founded by Judge Martha Lynn Sherrod in 2003 is judicially supervised court dockets that reduce correctional cost, promotes community safety, and improves public welfare.
“Madison County has graduated 1065 persons through its Adult Drug Court Program for seriously drug addicted felony offenders.
Research continues to show that Drug Courts work better than jail or prison, better than probation, and better than treatment alone,” says Judge Sherrod.
Nationally, 75% of the individuals who complete Drug Court are not re-arrested.
The Madison County Juvenile Drug Court experiences only a 3% recidivism among adolescents 12 to 17 years of age.
This program will be moderated by Jackie Wolfe, Director of the Office of Alternative Sentence and Release who also serves as the Drug Court Administrator.
The featured panelist will include Judge Martha Lynn Sherrod, Lt. Salomonsky of the Madison County Sheriffs Department, Rev. Dr. Dave Draper, Dr. Kitson Francis, Mr. Matthew Miller and the New Horizon Treatment Program.
Again, the public is invited to this Drug Forum, May 15, a Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30pm. At the Redstone Federal Credit Union Community Room located on Wynn Drive in Huntsville.
For more information call Partnership at 256-539-7339 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.