Kentucky Court of Justice
Deputy Chief Justice Mary C. Noble to be guest speaker at Madison County Drug Court graduation Nov. 7
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Deputy Chief Justice Mary C. Noble of the Supreme Court of Kentucky will be the guest speaker at a graduation ceremony Monday, Nov. 7, to recognize seven participants who have successfully completed the Madison County Drug Court program. The ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. EST in the courtroom on the second floor of the Madison County Circuit Courthouse at 101 W. Main St. in Richmond. The ceremony is open to the public.
Kentucky Drug Court
Drug Court is proving to be a positive solution to a serious social problem. The success of Drug Court can be measured in the number of lives changed and the cost savings to Kentucky taxpayers. The program has had a significant impact on reducing rearrest, reconviction and reincarceration rates. The program has resulted in increased payment of delinquent child support and improved employment rates. For every $1 spent on Drug Court graduates, the state saves $2.72 on what it would have spent on incarcerating these individuals.
The mission is to provide a court-supervised treatment alternative that stops illicit drug use and related criminal activity and promotes a positive life change through substance abuse education and treatment.
Administrative Office of the Courts
Kentucky Drug Court is administered through the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort and oversees 55 adult Drug Court programs that serve 115 counties. Drug Court is a division of the AOC Department of Statewide Services.
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 also executes the Judicial Branch budget.