ADOPTED - MARCH 22, 2005
Agenda Item No. 19
Introduced by the Judiciary Committee of the:
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE 55TH DISTRICT COURT ON THEIR FIRST
SOBRIETY COURT GRADUATION
WHEREAS, the Ingham County (55th District) Sobriety Court is the first and only Sobriety Court in this community, the City of Lansing will begin a pilot program some time in 2005; and
WHEREAS, this program is targeted for repeat offender drunk drivers in our community, its mission is to enhance public safety by requiring personal accountability of alcohol and drug dependent adult offenders; and
WHEREAS, this is accomplished by providing holistic treatment services with intensive judicial supervision, an approach that is community based and team-driven; and
WHEREAS, Sobriety and Drug Courts nationally show a vast decrease in the recidivism rate of these offenders in our community compared to traditional sentencing strategies; and
WHEREAS, the Ingham County (55th District) Sobriety Court held its first Sobriety Court Graduation on February 24, 2005.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners hereby congratulates the 55th District Court on their first Sobriety Court Graduation and commends Judge McCabe, Judge Aquilina, Judge Brennan, Beryl Frenger, Eva Higgins, Probation Officer and staff assigned to the Sobriety and Drug Court for the support provided to participants to assist them in becoming law-abiding, productive, alcohol and drug free citizens.
JUDICIARY: Yeas: Holman, Weatherwax-Grant, Nolan, Swope, Schafer, Dougan
Nays: None Absent: None Approved 3/10/05