May 4, 2009
Oswego County Treatment Court Graduation on May 4
OSWEGO COUNTY – The Oswego County Treatment Court will graduate 10 people on Monday, May 4. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. at the Oswego City Courthouse on West Oneida Street in Oswego.
“This year marks a milestone for our program,” said Administrator David Guyer. “This graduating class makes more than 200 graduates since the Oswego County Treatment Court began ten years ago.”
The year-long program was created for non-violent criminal defendants who have a substance abuse problem that contributes to their criminal behaviors. Participants must attend regular court appearances, be engaged in substance abuse treatment and be randomly tested for drugs and alcohol.
Oswego City Court Judge Hon. James Metcalf presides over the Oswego County Treatment Courts and will be a speaker at the graduation ceremony. The Hon. James Tormey, Administrative Judge, 5th District, will be a guest speaker as well.
The ceremony takes place during the first week of National Treatment Court Month which recognizes the history and success of similar programs across the country. The first treatment court was founded in Miami-Dade County, Florida in 1989.
Currently, over 70 people are actively supervised in treatment courts in Oswego County with a 58 percent success rate.
A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony and the public is invited to attend. For more information about Oswego County Treatment Courts, call Administrator David Guyer at 349-8716.
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