Maui/Molokai Drug Court Milestone: 700+ GraduatesPosted on Mar 24, 2021 in Featured News, News & Reports
Over the past 20 years, the Maui/Molokai Drug Court has helped 701 individuals recover their health and gain a second chance at life. This milestone was reached when they held their graduation ceremonies in February.
First, Maui Drug Court celebrated the dedication and accomplishments of seven individuals who completed the program on February 18. Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino gave a heartfelt and inspiring congratulatory message to the 73rd graduating class, their guests, and everyone in attendance.
The following day, Molokai Drug Court honored its latest graduate during a ceremony at the Molokai District Court. Attendees had the privilege of hearing from a graduate of the program’s August 2020 class, who reflected on how the program helped her and life-after-Drug-Court.
The Maui/Molokai Drug Court is an intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment program for justice-involved adults. It was established to address problems stemming from substance abuse, while minimizing the societal costs of drug-related crimes, and protecting the community.
As an alternative to incarceration, the program helps ease both overcrowding in Hawaii’s jails and prisons, and reduces the impact of incarceration on the children and extended family members of the program’s participants.
For more information on the Maui Drug Court, contact the program administrator at 808-442-3850. For information on the Molokai Drug Court, call 808-553-3397.