EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSKanawha Drug Court Holds Graduation
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Reported by: Kallie Cart
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Sep. 19, 2013 10:01 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 19, 2013 10:37 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Seven people are putting their past behind them and moving on to bigger and better things.
The tenth graduation ceremony for the Kanawha County Adult Drug Court was held Thursday.
The goal is to help participants overcome addictions that have led them to commit crimes.
Thursday's event brings the number of graduates in Kanawha County up to more than 50.
For many graduates, a second chance means a brighter future.
“I’m a mom, I’m a woman, I’m a daughter,” Tracy Jividen-Haynes said. “I’m a taxpayer, I am sober, I’m not in prison, I’m buying a home, I got a new car, I’m married, I’ve got a husband and I’m very happy. That’s exactly what it’s done for me."
This drug court is one of 20 in the state.
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