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Reno Municipal Court to hold Drug Court Graduation Ceremony
The event is part of National Drug Court Month. Reno Municipal Court Judges Kenneth Howard and Dorothy Nash Holmes will preside, and Pam Roberts, Esq., will deliver the keynote address. Roberts was a member of the Specialty Court Team during her tenure as a prosecutor for the City Attorney’s Office.
“The ceremony is evidence of the tremendous impact the Reno Municipal Court has had on the community and will send a powerful message that drug courts are a proven budget solution that have saved lives and money for the past 25 years,” says Court Administrator Cassandra Jackson.
Reno Municipal Court has operated specialty courts since 2001 and currently has four such courts (DUI; Co-Occurring Disorder; Drug/DUI; and Homeless) that served 300 participants in Fiscal Year 2013. Like the more than 2,840 drug courts in the nation, the Reno Municipal Court’s specialty courts are judicially supervised court dockets meant to reduce correctional costs, protect community safety and improve public welfare.