Ingham sobriety court offers drug offenders chance to reclaim their lives

Jul 15, 2015

In June, 13 people graduated from Ingham County's sobriety court. 

Alongside the tens of thousands of mid-Michigan school graduates last month, a handful attended a different kind of ceremony.  They were the 13 graduates of Ingham County's sobriety court.  

Sobriety court is a rigorous program that mainly benefits people convicted of an offense which involves alcohol, like DWI.  An interdisciplinary team oversees a regimen including mandatory drug testing, treatment and, typically, participation in Alcoholics Anonymous.

In the 11 years since its inception, more than 400 residents have graduated from sobriety court.  

Current State talks with Ingham County 55th District Court Judge Donald Allen and Shundra Cheeks, a 2015 graduate of the program.

This year, 13 people graduated from the Ingham County Sobriety Court.
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