The South Central Juvenile Drug Court opened its doors 10 years ago on Oct. 19, 2002. Current and past team members along with invited guests celebrated with a reception at the Ramkota Hotel, Bismarck, Oct. 4, 2012.
Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle gave the opening remarks, and Honorable Bruce Romanick and Referee John Grinsteiner spoke of their experiences with the court since its inception.
Letters of support were read from Senator John Hoeven and Senator Kent Conrad expressing their support of drug courts, which have made a positive impact on the lives of many young people who have found both support and recovery through the court's unique and innovative approach.
A graduate's parent also spoke about the families experience in drug court and his appreciation to the team members for their support.
Justice Mary Muehlen Maring gave the final comments and thanked the South Central Juvenile Drug Court for their service to the juvenile drug court program. In appreciation, she awarded each team member with a Certificate of Appreciation.
The 10 and 5 Year Service Awards were also presented to state team members who have been a part of a juvenile drug court team. The 10 Year Service Award was received by Travis Rau and Honorable Bruce Romanick from Bismarck. The 5 Year Service Award was received by John Grinsteiner, Tom Lamphear and Sherrice Roness from Bismarck; Jason Andersen, Honorable Todd Cresap, Harlan Johnson, Valerie Potter and Robert Slorby from Minot; Marilyn Iverson from Grand Forks; and Kimberlee Hegvik, Luke Kalsow, Karen Kringlie, and Terry Styf from Fargo.
|The South Central Juvenile Drug Court Team celebrated its 10th anniversary on Oct. 4|
|Judge Bruce Romanick and Travis Rau show off their 10 Year Service Awards to North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Mary Maring|
|Tom Lamphear, Valerie Potter, Sherrice Roness, and John Grinsteiner received 5 Year Service Awards at the ceremony|
November 5, 2012