(Quincy) – Representative John H. Rogers attended the 14th Annual Graduation Ceremonies of the Quincy Drug Court this week, where 11 individuals recovering from drug addiction where recognized for their completion of an 18 month rehabilitation and therapy program
“Almost 20 years ago, Congressman Keating and I filed legislation to create a separate branch of our judicial system to service those in recovery” said Rogers, a longtime supporter of recovery programs. “I am proud that the first such court was here serving the people of Norfolk County, and that this year drug courts service areas now encompass our entire commonwealth. It is important to be here every year, supporting those who are on the long hard journey to rebuild their lives from the ravages of drug addiction.”
Recovering addicts address their dependence with stays at halfway houses, weekly group meetings and therapy sessions instead of facing jail sentences for crimes related to their addiction. The Drug Court’s goal is to rehabilitate people so they can find jobs, housing and abide by the law rather than allowing their addiction to control their lives.
Also present at the Graduation where District Attorney Michel Morrissey, Stephen Tolman President of the AFL CIO, and Representative Tackey Chan
Photo Caption: Representatives John H. Rogers and Tackey Chan with Justice Mary Beth Heffernan of Quincy District Court.