Media advisory: 25 to graduate from Hennepin County Drug Court

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25 to graduate from Hennepin County Drug Court


Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969

Spenser Bickett, Fourth Judicial District Court, 612-801-7583

Hennepin County Drug Court is hosting a commencement ceremony for 25 graduates. This court works with offenders to complete drug treatment programs.


  • Friday, February 23
  • 12:15 p.m.


  • Board room (A-2400), Hennepin County Government Center
  • 300 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis


  • Drug Court Presiding Judge Marta Chou
  • Drug Court Probation Officer Christian Spearman  
  • Graduates Brian Williams and Melissa Williams  


Drug Court aims to increase public safety by quickly identifying and intervening to break the cycle of chemical dependency and crime. The voluntary program works with nonviolent adult offenders who are chemically dependent.  

The court includes professionals from Hennepin County Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation, Hennepin County Health and Human Services, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office, Minneapolis Police Department, Fourth Judicial District Court, Hennepin County Medical Center, area treatment providers, and local partners.

For more information on Drug Court, visit the Fourth Judicial District Court webpage

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