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From: Tracy Moreland, Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs, 503-655-8520 10-30-14

Clackamas County

Media Advisory

Clackamas County will hold DUII Treatment Court graduation

Three participants of the Clackamas County DUII Treatment Court will graduate from the program on Nov. 10 at the Clackamas County Courthouse.

Each participant will be given an opportunity to talk about changes in their lives and their achievements. Judge Susie Norby will present to each of the graduates and share her thoughts on their progress. The graduation will be followed by a reception.

Clackamas County DUII Treatment Court works to reduce alcohol-related crime and provide the opportunity for the participants to create significant change in their own lives. Those entering the program will have had at least two lifetime DUIIs, but most who enter have three or more. Potential participants also include those offenders on probation for DUII and are being charged with a probation violation.

The DUII Treatment Court interagency team is comprised of the State Court, various treatment partners, the District Attorney’s Office, local defense attorneys, and Corrections.

Participants attend the program (on average) for about seventeen months. They are required to participate and complete a treatment program, appear before the Judge at regular intervals, utilize self support meetings and organizations, complete a GED if they have not received a diploma or previous GED, and be employed before they may apply for graduation.

Clackamas County DUII Treatment Court currently has 23 participants and 126 graduates. It was founded in June 2006.

For more information, contact Dawn Haskett, Treatment Court Coordinator: 503-655-8495.

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