Each year, National Drug Court Month generates hundreds of incredible Drug Court media stories. This exposure not only builds support at a local and state level, but reminds your Members of Congress why your Drug Court is critical and must remain funded.
NADCP has prepared a thorough media kit for you to use during National Drug Court Month, including instructions for engaging the media, sample press releases, media advisories, and OpEds.
Click here to download the NADCP National Drug Court Month Media Kit!
Starting May 1, this page will be used to highlight special National Drug Court Month news stories. Check back often to see how Drug Courts around the country are helping us to All Rise!
Need inspiration? Here are a couple examples of great National Drug Court Month stories from last year:
Drug court graduation celebrates sobriety, success - (CA)
Seven people whose drug use led to run-ins with the criminal justice system celebrated a new lease on life Monday with their graduations from Yolo County’s felony probation drug court. The ceremony coincided with National Drug Court Month, observed each May.
Drug Court Month in Monett - (MO)
Last Friday, Monett Mayor Jim Orr signed a proclamation in honor of National Drug Court Month. The ceremony took place at Monett City Hall. In signing the proclamation, Mayor Orr declared "Drug Court Month" be established during the month of May in the City of Monett, "recognizing the significant contributions drug courts have made toward reducing substance abuse, crime and recidivism while saving valuable resources."