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Big Island Drug Court Celebrates 47th Graduation

Posted on Jun 21, 2019 in Featured News, News & Reports


Third Circuit Chief Judge Greg Nakamura with Big Island Drug Court Program’s 47th graduate.

Third Circuit Chief Judge and Hilo Drug Court Judge Greg Nakamura congratulates the Big Island Drug Court Program’s 47th graduate.

National Drug Court Month in Hilo concluded on May 30, when the Big Island Drug Court (BIDC) celebrated the achievements of its latest graduate during a special courtroom ceremony.

The program also hosted its annual Hilo Drug Court appreciation event to acknowledge employers, sponsors, families, and community members for their support.

Since its inception in 2002, the BIDC has assisted 294 individuals break from addiction and given them new skills to improve their lives. The program provides alternatives to incarceration, helps reduce recidivism, and saves taxpayer dollars.

For information about how you can become a supporter through the Friends of the Big Island Drug court, contact the Drug Court Probation office in Hilo at 808-961-7566, or in Kona at 808-443-2200.