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Celebrating Sobriety - Drug Court and DTAP Participants to Graduate


Drug Court and DTAP Graduates to be Honored During National Drug Court Month

Friday, May 6, 2022 by Superior Court in Pima County

Thirteen Pima County residents will celebrate a new beginning following their Monday evening graduation from the Superior Court’s Drug Court or Pima County Attorney’s Office DTAP (Drug Treatment Alternative to Prison) programs.

The event will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2022, at the Berger Performing Arts Center located at 1200 West Speedway in Tucson. Media, as well as the public, are invited.

Mr. Ramon Benitez, a former Drug Court program participant now working in the recovery community, will be Monday’s guest speaker.

Each year, treatment court communities nationwide join together to celebrate National Drug Court Month, and at this collaborative ceremony, family and friends, judges, court staff, and alumni will pay tribute to the substantial successes of each graduate, sending an important message that such programs are vital to the health and well-being of our community. Please join the celebration!

Since 2005, hundreds of participants have successfully graduated from the Drug Court program, a collaboration between the Superior Court in Pima County, local justice partners, and various community-based treatment providers. Drug Court addresses the underlying causes of criminal behavior, focuses on recovery and rehabilitation, and combines justice with active drug treatment.

The Pima County Attorney’s Office has offered their three-year DTAP drug treatment program since 2010.  The only such program in Arizona, DTAP focuses on individuals considered high risk/high need and provides residential drug treatment as well as wraparound recovery support services to their participants.

Research consistently proves that drug courts and drug treatment systems work. Treatment courts support participants in becoming accountable, while overcoming their dependance. The programs decrease crime, save lives, reduce addiction, and save taxpayer dollars. Drug Court graduates, who entered the program addicted and often facing long-term prison sentences, leave clean and sober, reunite with their families, and find employment. They are provided individualized treatment plans that, when followed, offer a passport to a new way of life.