Photo courtesy of Navajo County Drug Court
Dale Bray (left), the most recent Navajo County Drug Court graduate, receives a certificate for his efforts from Navajo County Superior Court Judge Ralph Hatch (right). Bray was dedicated to completing the program and worked very hard to get where he is today–drug and alcohol free. The Drug Court program is an intensive probation program designed to assist those who want to get off of drugs and alcohol. Drug Court participants are, as a general rule, already on probation, and need extra assistance and close monitoring to stay drug/alcohol free. Drug Court offers many types of assistance, including, but not limited to, counseling, drug/alcohol treatment and incentives. Participants continue to be on probation, but have more drug screens and contacts both scheduled and random. They learn how to change their behaviors in an effort to remain drug/alcohol free. Participants are required to complete job searches, community restitution, weekly schedules, drug screens and other things depending on the individual. Incentives are given to participants meeting weekly requirements and sanctions are given to those who do not meet them. For more information about Drug Court, contact Drug Court Coordinator Tonya Reed at (928) 313-0033.