Kentucky Court of Justice
Drug Court programs statewide requesting supplies for U.S. troops in Afghanistan during National Drug Court Month
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- In celebration of National Drug Court Month, Kentucky Drug Court programs statewide are collecting supplies for active-duty soldiers in Afghanistan throughout May. Drug Court programs are asking the public to give items the troops need and requesting that agencies and businesses serve as donation sites.
“Drug Court provides participants an opportunity to experience freedom from addiction,” Kentucky Drug Court manager Elizabeth Nichols said. “During National Drug Court Month in May, Drug Court programs and their participants want to serve the men and women who help protect freedom for all Americans. We need the community’s support to be successful. Please donate items to help soldiers wherever you see a ‘Drug Court Works to Support Our Troops’ box with the American flag and yellow ribbon and, if you head a business or an agency, offer to serve as a collection site.”
Drug Court programs serve 115 of Kentucky’s 120 counties. Each of seven Drug Court regions is requesting specific items for the troops. The items needed are listed below. To obtain a list of donation sites or volunteer to serve as a donation site, contact the local Drug Court program at the email address or phone number provided below.
The donations will be combined and presented to the military in June to be delivered overseas.
The National Association of Drug Court Professionals hosts National Drug Court Month each May to highlight the impact of drug court programs across the nation.
The “Drug Court Works! To Support Our Troops” logo was designed by Jimmy Newland, who graduated from the Crittenden County Drug Court program in March. Newland’s logo was selected in a design contest that was hosted by Kentucky Drug Court and received 39 entries from Drug Court participants and one graduate (Newland).
Lewis County Drug Court participant Michael Smith placed second and Powell County Drug Court participant Brenda Jones placed third in the contest.
The competition was judged by a Drug Court Month Committee composed of staff members from each Drug Court region.
Counties: Ballard, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Hopkins, Logan, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, McLean, Muhlenberg, Todd, Trigg, Union and Webster counties
Ballard/Carlisle/Fulton/Hickman counties: Violeta Barnes, email@example.com or 270-628-0390
Caldwell/Livingston/Lyon/Trigg: Douglas Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-365-5726
Calloway/Marshall counties: Shelly Groves, email@example.com or 270-753-2414
Christian County: Mike Walker, firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-889-6016
Crittenden/Union/Webster counties: Amber Miller, email@example.com or 270-389-2271
Graves County: Kimberly Brand, firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-247-8711
Hopkins County: Karen Bridges, email@example.com or 270-824-7326
Logan/Todd counties: Jennifer Watson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-889-6016
McCracken County: David Wallace, email@example.com or 270-575-7158
McLean/Muhlenberg: Marianne Darity, firstname.lastname@example.org, 270-338-9947
Counties: Allen, Barren, Breckinridge, Butler, Daviess, Edmonson, Grayson, Hancock, Hardin, Henderson, Meade, Metcalfe, Ohio, Simpson and Warren counties
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Allen/Simpson counties: Chas Taylor, email@example.com or 270-237-3617
Barren/Metcalfe counties: Candy Reed, firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-651-1494
Breckinridge/Grayson/Meade counties: Becky Heibert, email@example.com or 270-422-3030
Butler/Edmonson/Hancock/Ohio counties: Rhonda Vaughn, firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-526-8886
Daviess County: Ray Austin, email@example.com or 270-687-7014
Hardin County: Diane Hopkins, firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-766-5265
Henderson County: Jamie Berry, email@example.com or 270-827-5595
Warren County: Kathy Glenn, firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-746-7043
Counties: Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Garrard, Green, Hart, Jessamine, Knox, LaRue, Laurel, Lincoln, Marion, McCreary, Monroe, Nelson, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Taylor, Washington, Wayne and Whitley counties
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Adair County: Megan Long, email@example.com or 270-384-1083
Casey County: Kevin Slone, firstname.lastname@example.org or 606-787-0695
Clinton/Cumberland counties: Barry Cross, email@example.com or 606-387-0945
Garrard/Jessamine counties: Patricia Rhorer, firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-885-3145
Green/Marion/Taylor/Washington counties: Jennifer Caulk, email@example.com or 270-465-0681
Hart/LaRue/Nelson counties: Kayce Osborne, firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-349-0745
Knox County: Patricia Sears, email@example.com or 606-545-5423
Laurel County: Cindi Reams Wagers, firstname.lastname@example.org or 606-330-2150
Lincoln/Pulaski/Rockcastle counties: Ryan Tucker, email@example.com or 606-677-4321
McCreary County: Clarence Matthews, firstname.lastname@example.org or 606-376-1511
Monroe County: Arlyn Mink, email@example.com or 270-487-0806
Russell/Wayne counties: Diana Catron, firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-343-3954
Whitley County: Tracy Richardson, email@example.com or 606-549-9956
Counties: Bell, Breathitt, Clay, Estill, Floyd, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell and Wolfe counties
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Petroleum jelly (like Vaseline)
Small packages of tissues
Bell County: Linda Greene, firstname.lastname@example.org or 606-337-2284
Breathitt/Powell/Wolfe counties: Drema Terry, email@example.com or 606-666-8383
Clay/Jackson/Leslie counties: Dana Caldwell, firstname.lastname@example.org or 606-672-2437
Estill/Lee/Owsley counties: Wilma Spicer, email@example.com or 606-464-2102
Floyd County: Sue Blackburn, firstname.lastname@example.org or 606-886-2838
Harlan County: Joe Baker, email@example.com or 606-573-1558
Johnson/Lawrence/Martin counties: Susan Stumbo, firstname.lastname@example.org or 606-789-9811
Knott County: Glenda Shrum, email@example.com or 606-785-5605
Letcher County: Brenda Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org or 606-633-8925
Magoffin County: Daphne Helton, email@example.com or 606-349-6624
Perry County: Billie Adams, firstname.lastname@example.org or 606-435-6145
Pike County: Rebecca Swiney, email@example.com or 606-433-7043
Counties: Bath, Boyd, Carter, Clark, Elliott, Fayette, Greenup, Lewis, Madison, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan and Rowan counties
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Ravioli (pop-top cans)
Bath/Menifee/Montgomery/Rowan counties: Carmen Rogers, firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-498-0240
Boyd County: Bill Church, email@example.com or 606-739-0259
Carter/Elliott/Morgan counties: Jessica Newman, firstname.lastname@example.org or 606-743-2112
Clark/Madison counties: Audrey Collins, email@example.com or 859-623-6320
Fayette County: Danielle Sanders, firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-246-2501
Greenup/Lewis counties: Andy Harris, email@example.com or 606-473-0769
Counties: Bourbon, Franklin, Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Fleming, Gallatin, Harrison, Kenton, Mason, Nicholas, Pendleton, Robertson, Scott and Woodford counties
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Sweetened drink mixes
Boone/Gallatin counties: Chris Blake, firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-586-0802
Bourbon/Scott/Woodford counties: Arin Cox, email@example.com or 859-873-5439
Bracken/Fleming/Mason counties: Jane Bailey, firstname.lastname@example.org or 606-666-8383
Campbell/ Kenton counties: Paul Dierig, email@example.com or 859-292-6643
Franklin County: Curtis Montague, firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-564-0332
Harrison/Nicholas/Pendleton/Robertson counties: Andrea Hinton, email@example.com or 859-234-3520
Counties: Anderson, Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties
Aloe Vera gel
Soft toilet paper
Velcro of all sizes (green and/or black only)
Instant coffee, caffeinated
Anderson/Shelby/Spencer counties: JoAnn Rowan, firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-647-3774
Bullitt County: Erin Bohannon, email@example.com or 502-543-2946
Henry/Oldham/Trimble counties: DeAnna Fields, firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-222-1715
Jefferson County: Latevia Priddy/Charlie Doram, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-595-3376
About Kentucky Drug Court
Kentucky Drug Court is administered through the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort, which oversees 55 adult programs that serve 115 counties. Drug Court’s mission is to provide court-supervised treatment as an alternative to incarceration. The program’s success can be measured in the number of lives changed and the cost savings to Kentucky taxpayers. For every $1 spent on Drug Court graduates, the state saves $2.72 on what it would have spent on incarcerating these individuals.
The program has helped reduce illicit drug use and related criminal activity and lowered rearrest, reconviction and reincarceration rates. It has increased payments of delinquent child support and improved employment rates. As of June 30, 2012, 5,370 individuals had graduated from Drug Court programs statewide and participants had paid $3.5 million in child support and $3.9 million in court obligations, including restitution and fines.
Drug Court coordinates the efforts of the judiciary, prosecution, defense bar, probation, law enforcement, mental health, social services and treatment communities to actively intervene and break the cycle of substance abuse, addiction and crime. The program consists of three phases that last at least one year and are followed by aftercare. Drug Court staff and participants work together to develop individual program plans with specific responsibilities and goals with timetables. Plans include group, family and individual counseling; frequent and random urine testing; education and vocational training; scheduled payments of restitution, child support and court fees; and health and community activities. Participants report directly to their Drug Court judge, who rewards progress and sanctions noncompliance.
When participants successfully complete the program, charges may be dismissed through diversion, or conditional discharge may be granted through probation. Judges who participate in Drug Court volunteer their time to the program.
Administrative Office of the Courts
The AOC is the operations arm for the state court system and supports the activities of nearly 3,300 court system employees and 403 elected justices, judges and circuit court clerks. As the fiscal agent for the state court system, the AOC executes the Judicial Branch budget.