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Friends of Big Island Drug Court Win Again

Posted on Jul 18, 2017 in Featured News, News & Reports
Friends of the Big Island Drug Court with their float at the Kailua-Kona Fourth of July parade, 2017.

Friends of the Big Island Drug Court celebrate their float taking the first place award for non-profit organization at the Kailua-Kona Fourth of July parade, July 4, 2017.

The Friends of the Big Island Drug Court are on a hot streak, winning another first place float award in the non-profit organization category at the 2017 Kailua-Kona Fourth of July parade. For four years in a row The Friends of the Big Island Drug Court floats have won at the annual parade. In 2014 they took first place for non-profit float, in 2015 and 2016 their float won first place overall.

“This is a great event, and it is a terrific opportunity to share our message and program with the community,” said Big Island Drug Court Coordinator Grayson Hashida.

The Friends of the Big Island Drug Court is a Hilo-based non-profit that supports the Big Island Drug Court and Big Island Veterans Treatment Court programs.

The Hawaii State Judiciary’s Drug Courts are part of a statewide program that provides participants with access to a court-based intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment, intensive case management, and probation supervision. Services include frequent and random drug and alcohol testing, mental health evaluation and treatment, assistance with obtaining employment and housing, random home visits, strict curfew monitoring, and most importantly, frequent review hearings before the drug court judge.

For more about the Big Island Drug Court program, contact the Drug Court Probation office in Hilo at (808) 961-7566, or the Drug Court Probation office in Kona at (808) 443-2200.