South Central Human Resource Agency's Justice Services Recovery Court program graduated its first class. This graduation ceremony honored the first three individuals who completed the intensive substance abuse treatment program. The first graduates were Robert Garcia, Walter Howard and Jeannie Wallace. The program duration is typically 14-16 months and program clients are under strict supervision from the Recovery Court team. The programs goals are to enhance public safety and improve the overall quality of life in the community by addressing the needs of non-violent offenders and return these men and women to healthy, sober and productive lives. Judge N. Andy Myrick, presiding judge over the program, spoke to the graduates saying that he hoped these graduates can "be an example to everyone". Currently the program has 16 people enrolled.
Photo: Center front L to R: Walter Howard, Robert Garcia and Jeannie Wallace. They are surrounded by family, friends and the Recovery Court team.