News advisory: 34 to graduate from Hennepin County Drug Court

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Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969

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


34 to graduate from Hennepin County Drug Court

Hennepin County Drug Court is hosting a commencement ceremony for 34 graduates. This court works with offenders to complete drug treatment programs.


  • Today, March 22
  • 12:15 p.m.


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


  • Drug Court Presiding Judge Gina Brandt
  • Drug Court Probation Officer Christian Spearman  
  • Graduate Lindsay Arf
  • Graduate Raymond “Ray” Perttu


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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