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Legislation #: 120445 Introduction Date: 5/10/2012
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 5/20/2012
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS SHARP, FORD, MARCASON, JAMES, JR., JOHNSON, REED, GLOVER AND CURLS
Title: Declaring May 2012 as National Drug Court Month.

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5/8/2012 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/10/2012 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 120445

 

 

Declaring May 2012 as National Drug Court Month.

 

WHEREAS, the month of May has been designated as National Drug Court Month by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals; and

 

WHEREAS, drug courts are an essential component of our justice system that save valuable criminal justice resources, with an estimated cost savings of $3,000.00 to $13,000.00 per client due to reduced prison costs, reduced revolving door arrests and trials, and reduced victimization; and

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Municipal Drug Court serves approximately 150 persons annually who make approximately 1,000 court appearances each year; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Municipal Drug Court makes approximately 1,200 case management contacts each year, with 96% of referrals sent to residential treatment programs; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Municipal Drug Court has a 65% graduation rate among participants who complete the year-long program; and

 

WHEREAS, the results of more than four years of program evaluation show that the Kansas City Municipal Drug Court significantly improves substance abuse treatment outcomes, with 64% testing negatively for drug usage; and

 

WHEREAS, these and other successes are substantially reducing drug abuse and crime in the Kansas City community, while keeping individuals out of jail and engaged within our community as productive, tax-paying citizens; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Municipal Drug Court facilitates community-wide partnerships, bringing together public safety and public health professionals in the fight against drug abuse and criminal activity; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare May 2012 as “Drug Court Month”, recognizing the significant contributions the Kansas City Municipal Drug Court has made in Kansas City, Missouri towards reducing substance abuse, crime and recidivism while saving valuable resources; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Judge Joseph Locascio with the appreciation of the Mayor and Council for the extra efforts of Municipal Court personnel that have made the Kansas City Municipal Drug Court so successful.

 

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