Welcome to the Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals' (MADCP) website. Whether you are a judge, administrator, treatment provider, probation officer or just interested in drug courts, we hope that this site provides you with useful information. We encourage you to submit comments and suggestions about how we might better serve our MADCP members at admin@MADCP.org
Judge Brian MacKenzie, MADCP President
Posted 10/09/2012 - 10:58pm by amutch
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Posted 11/25/2013 - 10:32am by Karen MacKenzie
As most of you know, the statute creating our DWI/Sobriety Court Ignition Interlock Program, which also has been tracking the effectiveness of interlocks in recidivism reduction, was initially created as a three year pilot project. The “Sunset Provision” of the statute has the program ending on December 31, 2013.
MADCP has sponsored two bills (HB 5020 and 5021) which lift the Sunset Provision and makes the program permanent. Our bills have passed the House and have cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee. They should go to the floor of the Senate early in the week of December 2.
The Secretary of State has not opposed our bills but has it’s own bill (SB 637) which deals primarily with their oversight of the interlock providers. Discussions are ongoing between the SOS and the interlock companies, it is not likely that they will wrap things up by December 31.
There have been some indications that the SOS may recommend to the Senators that they simply extend the Sunset Provision by one year, so as to more closely tie movement on our very popular bills to SB 637. We obviously want the Senate to move HB 5020 and 5021without amendments, giving us the permanent program that we desire.
Please call your Senator before December 3 to urge them to vote out HB 5020 and 5021 without amendments.
Thanks for the help.
Posted 11/20/2013 - 12:28pm by amutch
Posted 10/17/2013 - 2:03pm by Karen MacKenzie
If you did not attend the National Conference you may not have seen the new Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards
Here is an electronic copy for your review and use.
Posted 05/24/2013 - 12:46pm by Karen MacKenzie
Posted 05/21/2013 - 2:06pm by Karen MacKenzie
Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa Tribal Court
"We had a great event. One of my best days at work that I can remember. Who else gets to escort the MADCP flag across the Mackinac Bridge on the back of a Harley during work?! We had a great turnout at our ceremony and speakers included our Tribal Chairperson and a Tribal Board member. Not to take from the other speakers, but the two current Drug Court participants who spoke were the highlights of the ceremony. Watching a whole family who has been reunited cry tears of joy and embrace on the courthouse steps is something I won't soon forget. We also had a prayer for the travelers and the youth drum present. It was awesome. Thank you for allowing us to be part of this. The ripple effect in our community will be felt for a long time to come. "
Chief Tribal Court Judge Jocelyn Fabry
Some Gwiaik Miicon drug court and Family Preservation Court team members, past and present
Bahweting youth drum
One happy, reunified family after mom shared her story of recovery and journey in the Sault Tribal Drug Court
Judge Jocelyn Fabry and her husband Chuck, ready to go!
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indian Riders representing the Waabishki - Miigwan Drug Court Programs accompany the group back to Petoskey. From the left: Anthony Davis Cultural Resources Advisor, Bill Denemy Tribal Council Member, and Michael Garrow LTBB Director of Treasury.
"The weather forecast was cold with the possibility of thunderstorms so only 3 LTBB riders decided to partake in the adventure. They left Petoskey at 7:00 AM on 5/20/13 for Sault Ste Marie to attend the Drug Court Festivities there. The ride was a bit chilly and the Mackinaw Bridge had some strong winds but the group arrived dry and safe around 9:00 AM. They enjoyed the hospitality and the celebration ceremony there. A very uplifting and rewarding event." Bill Denemy, Tribal Council Member
Then They Headed to Petoskey
"The group left for Little Traverse Bay Band (LTBB) Drug Court in Petoskey around 11:00 AM. They were escorted the entire route by a Sault Tribe Patrol vehicle and a chase vehicle with drug court personnel pulling up the rear. The Tribal Judge rode the entire ride on the back of a Harley. There were anywhere from 6 to 9 bikes at any given time participating in the ride south. Once again the Mighty Mac had some strong winds and cool temperatures but the group arrived safely at the LTBB Tribal Court building at 1:00 PM.
Lunch was served and a tour of the LTBB newly remodeled court facilities were provided. The Flag was officially passed to the LTBB Riders. Inclement weather was approaching fast so the crew from the north headed back to try and beat the approaching system" Bill Denemy, Tribal Council Member
Finally, Traverse City
"Anthony Davis and Bill Denemy decided to "brave" the approaching storm, so with the flag stowed, they headed south towards Traverse City to continue the journey. A severe thunderstorm was about to hit when they arrived in Charlevoix so they pulled into a car wash (car washes don't get much use in a thunderstorm!) and rode out the storm there safe and dry. After about a 30 minute wait the storm passed and the sun appeared. Anthony and Bill then continued their trip to Traverse City and the 86th District Court. They arrived around 4:30PM and officially handed off the flag to the group waiting there."