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DC Superior Court celebrates National Recovery Month with a Drug Court graduation and Cookout

on Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:45

The DC Superior Court celebrated National Recovery Month on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 with a Drug Court graduation and cookout at Fort Lincoln Park in northeast DC.
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Working with and for the Community: Community Clean-Up Days

on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 16:15

The Community Service Program (CSP) in the Criminal Division, in conjunction with the D.C. Department of Public Works (DPW), Special Operations Division coordinated two successful Community Service Clean-Up Days on May 31, 2014 and July 5, 2014.  The Community Service Program (CSP) has worked with the Department of Public Works, Special Operations Division over the last three years as a site for misdemeanor defendants to complete community service hours.

DC Courts in the Community - Community Day at The Arc

on Tue, 07/29/2014 - 15:39

On Saturday, July 26th, the DC Courts joined in the festivities of Community Day hosted by the Federal City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated at The Arc in Southeast, DC.  This annual event allowed our Court volunteers to inform over 60 District residents about the Superior Court’s self-help resource centers while answering questions about jury duty as well as court events.  

DC Courts volunteers at Community Day
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Superior Court Program Receives Award for Assistance During Navy Yard Shooting

on Mon, 07/07/2014 - 16:56

DC Superior Court CVCP Staff (left to right) Donald Younger, Director, Laura Banks-Reed, & Carmella Gonzalez
On Monday, June 23rd, the Navy bestowed the Crime Victims Compensation Program (CVCP) an Award of Merit for Group Achievement for its immediate response to victims and families of victims affected by the Navy Yard shooting last September.  CVCP Director Laura Banks-Reed accepted the award at the naval base in Southwest DC.  Reed was accompanied by two members of her staff, Donald Younger and Carmella Gonzalez, along with the Executive Director of the DC Courts Anne Wicks and Clerk of the Superior Court Duane Delaney.

Hearing news of the award, Superior Court Chief Judge Satterfield said:

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DC Courts in the Community - June Family & Community Health Fair

on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:26

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On Saturday, June 14th, the DC Courts participated in the Annual June Family and Community Health Fair in the Michigan Park neighborhood.  Volunteers from our Court staff informed District residents about the Courts’ self-help resource centers, facts about jury duty, and Court events. 

Hosted by the HSC Health Care System, the June Fair is organized to assist families and educate communities about resources and organizations assisting children with special needs.

White House Drug Policy Director Speaks at DC Drug Court Intervention Program Graduation, Celebrates National Drug Court Month

on Tue, 06/03/2014 - 16:49

Photo by Anita Jarman (Pictured left to right: Judge Gregory Jackson, Drug Court Judge; Michael Botticelli, Acting Director-Office of National Drug Control Policy; Clifford Keenan, Director - Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia
In celebration of National Drug Court Month, President Obama’s top Drug Policy Advisor, Michael Botticelli, delivered the keynote address at the DC Superior Court’s Drug Intervention Program Graduation and Progression Ceremony.  “Twenty-six years ago I sat in the same place, but I made that very wise decision to seek help and get treated,” stated Botticelli.

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