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Reno Municipal Court to hold Drug Court Graduation Ceremony

Post Date:05/05/2014 8:34 AM
Reno Municipal Court will hold a Drug Court Graduation Ceremony this evening starting at 6 p.m. in the Reno City Council Chambers on the first floor of City Hall.

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 event will help mark the 25th anniversary of drug courts in the U.S. and recognize 30 local men and women who have completed specialty court and are leaving the program as productive members of society. The commencement ceremony marks their completion of an intensive program of comprehensive drug and/or mental health treatment, close supervision and full accountability.

“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.

For more information about Reno Municipal Court, visit or call 334-2290.
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