Adult Drug Court Support Programs

We assist participants with transportation, medical, vision and dental services to ensure graduation from the program.  We facilitate employment workshops and cultural activities that prepare graduates to become successful members of the community.  We provide:

  • Bus passes for participants to attend Court, counseling sessions, work and/or school
  • Funds for emergency dental and medical care that is critical for obtaining employment or attending school
  • Free vision-care through the LensCrafters Gift of Sight Program
  • Employment workshops and activities that help restore positive relationships with family and friends

Art's Story

Art was a former methamphetamine addict who never smiled because he had no teeth, a common problem with the drug that destroys the teeth of users.  Kathleen Burnham, Executive Director of CCF, had offered to get him free dental care to cure the problem.  He initially ignored her, but finally decided to take her up on her offer.  Kathleen later learned that Art hadn't wanted the money wasted on him because he thought he wouldn't live long due to his addiction.  When he came to court with his new set of dentures, Judge Lindley recalled, "It was like the sun came out.  He said he never thought he would live long enough to have teeth."

 

Why Drug Court?

The Drug Courts were featured on CNN Piers Morgan Live with guest host Matthew Perry.  Joining Matthew Perry was National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) CEO West Huddleston.  Mr. Huddleston explained to the audience what Drug Courts are, how they work, and why they are successful.  "75% of our graduates never see another pair of handcuffs... but that doesn't tell the entire story.  We cut crime in half compared to jail or prisons... and that saves taxpayers a tone of money." 

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