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Judge Brian MacKenzie, MADCP President
Posted 03/14/2013 - 5:19pm by Karen MacKenzie
The Second Annual Michigan Motorcycle Relay for Recovery will be held May 20, 2013 – May 21, 2013
***DEADLINE TO CONFIRM PARTICIPATION IS FRIDAY, MARCH 29***
In celebration of National Drug Court Month, Michigan will host the 2nd Annual Motorcycle Relay for Recovery. At each stop the MADCP flag will be passed to a new group of riders as a symbol of the collective impact of problem-solving courts.
Monday, May 20 – Chippewa Tribal Court, Sault Ste. Marie / 9 am event
Monday, May 20 – Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odowa Indians Waabishki-Miigwan Drug Ct. Program Petoskey / 1 pm flag arrival
Monday, May 20 – 86th District Court, Traverse City / 430 pm flag arrival
Tuesday, May 21 – 58th District Court/20th Circuit Court, Holland / 11 am flag arrival
Tuesday, May 21 – 57th District Court, Allegan / 1 pm flag arrival
Tuesday, May 21 – 9th Circuit Court, Kalamazoo / 4 pm arrival
This year the relay will connect with the NADCP All Rise America! cross country road trip. They are making the following stops:
Tuesday, May 21 - Cass County Probate Court, Cassopolis – Arrival to be determined
Tuesday, May 21 – 9th Circuit Court Drug Treatment Court, Kalamazoo / 4 pm arrival
Wednesday, May 22 – 15th Judicial District Court, Ann Arbor / 10 am arrival
Wednesday, May 22 – 36th District Court, Detroit / 2:30 pm arrival
The following courts will join the relay at one of the four NADCP All Rise America! destinations:
2A District Court, Adrian
52-1 District Veteran’s Treatment Court, Novi
Macomb County Veteran’s Treatment Court
17th District Veteran’s Treatment Court – Redford Township
51st District Court, Waterford
Additional courts are invited to join the relay at any of the four national All Rise America! stops. The deadline to confirm participation is Friday, March 29. Please contact Alma Valenzuela at 616-355-4314 for further information, or to confirm participation.
For information regarding the All Rise America! event, please visit their blog: http://www.nadcp.org/all-rise-america-blog/
Posted 04/29/2013 - 3:09pm by Karen MacKenzie
New 2013 Grant Solicitation Released!
Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), are pleased to announce that they are seeking applications for funding for enhancing Drug Court services, coordination, and substance abuse treatment and recovery support services. This program furthers the missions of DOJ and HHS by providing resources to state, local, and tribal governments and state, local, and tribal courts to enhance drug court programs and systems for nonviolent substance-abusing offenders.
Deadline: Registration with Grants.gov is required prior to application submission. All applications are due by 11:59 PM EST on June 13, 2013.
Posted 10/09/2012 - 11:58pm by amutch
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Posted 07/26/2012 - 10:42pm by Karen MacKenzie
This is a new position, and is expected to involve between 20-25 hrs. per week.
Posted 07/26/2012 - 10:40pm by Karen MacKenzie
Wednesday, May 30th was a special day for the Cass County Family Treatment Court. FTC graduated it’s 56th participant, Britia Anderson, whose 11 month old son was returned to her after she successfully completed the program. “It was a journey, but it’s not over,” Anderson said. “I’m beginning another journey in my life now.” Britia is enrolled in Southwestern Michigan College and plans to become a drug addictions counselor.
The celebration began with the arrival of motorcycle riders from the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department delivering the MADCP flag to it’s final destination of Cassopolis of the state-wide Relay for Recovery.
The All Rise reading was given by Probate/Family Court Judge Susan L. Dobrich to the large group of attendees, which include the Cass County Prosecutor, Cass County Undersheriff, Dowagiac Chief of Police and area newspapers and television stations, among others.
DHS Director Cindy Underwood and Kathy Emans of Woodlands Addiction Center hold the flag as Judge Dobrich speaks.
Current and past participants help Brita (3rd from left) celebrate her graduation.
The graduation ceremony was held in the Cass County Probate/Family Court with a lunch held afterward in the graduate’s honor.
Cass County’s Family Treatment Court has maintained an 80 percent success rate with meth addicts and offenders. Overall, they have attained a 65 percent success rate.
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Posted 06/09/2012 - 10:02am by Karen MacKenzie
Ann Arbor Police Liaison Officer Bill Clock’s teenage daughters, who operate under Tick Tock Cakery, donated a cake for the Relay event.
15th District Sobriety Court Judge Joseph F. Burke addressed the riders, media, and other community members who were present, including a recent graduate and the Ann Arbor Interim Police Chief John Seto. Melody Powers from the Ann Arbor Veteran’s Administration was present, lending her support for drug courts and celebrating the new Veterans Treatment Court legislation that was recently passed by the House.
Since Ann Arbor is a tree town, they were able to incorporate that into the celebration as well. Fraleighs Landscape Nursery generously donated the pictured Japanese Maple tree, which will be planted at the local Alano Club.
Ann Arbor passed off the MADCP flag around 11:30 a.m. for its final leg to Cassopolis!
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Relay for Recovery in Ann Arbor