Albany County, Wyo. - The Albany County Court Supervised Treatment Program has been named one of only nine national mentor drug courts by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) and the U.S. Department of Justice.
The program will receive an award marking the distinction on February 9, 2017, at 4 p.m., in the Circuit Courtroom at the Albany County Courthouse.
As a national Mentor Court, the Albany County Court Supervised Treatment Program will help develop, identify and test national best practices and provide technical assistance to jurisdictions interested implementing a drug court, including hosting visitors from around the country.
The program will serve as a national Mentor Court for a period of three years.
“It is a great honor to recognize this court as one of only nine Mentor Courts in the United States,” said NADCP chief of training and research Carolyn Hardin. “It is a shining example of how a combination of accountability and compassion can save lives, reunite families, and make the community safer. As a mentor court this program is helping to transform American criminal justice and lead countless people who might otherwise be incarcerated into lives of long-term recovery.”
There are now over 3,000 drug courts nationwide. They are considered the cornerstone of criminal justice reform efforts sweeping the nation.
“We’re honored to be chosen by the NADCP. Our team works hard to serve Albany County by giving our participants an opportunity to put their lives on a healthy track. It’s immensely gratifying to receive national recognition,” said Amy Terrell, Program Coordinator.
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