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Drug Court provides a new beginning - Bristol Herald Courier (08/2022)

"Karina Jaureguri appeared in Bristol Virginia Circuit Court Tuesday – not to face or be sentenced to a criminal charge – but as the latest graduate of the city’s drug court. "

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Becky Estep reflects on sobriety after living a drug-fueled life - Bristol Herald Courier                  (10/2019)

"After a blurry, 33-year drug-fueled existence, Becky Estep initially feared the very program she now credits with saving her life...."

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Drug court graduate offers message of hope to addicts - WCYB (02/2019)

"Bristol, Virginia is among the cities and counties that offer jail alternative programs for drug offenders.  Today, the city's drug court celebrated its first graduate of the year..."

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Officials hope sending inmates home, not to jail, will save money - WCYB (11/2018)

"City leaders are hoping a new way of housing inmates will save thousands of dollars.  This summer, Bristol, Virginia leaders met to discuss ways to alleviate the overcrowding...."

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Veritas Adult Drug Court wins award for promotional video - Telly Awards (2017)

telly-award Opens in new windowThe Veritas Adult Drug Treatment Court team is honored to have worked with local film maker and director Jack Dunham to produce a promotional video featuring current participants and drug court team members.  This promotional video was named a Bronze Winner in the category of General-Video/Shows/Segments in the 37th Annual Telly Awards. The award-winning promotional video can be viewed here

Commonwealth's Attorney Wolfe wins honor at Virginia Drug Court Conference (2015)

Hon. Jerry Allen Wolfe, City of Bristol, Virginia Commonwealth's Attorney, was nominated for and won Outstanding Drug Court Team Member at the 2015 Virginia DUI Drug Treatment Court Conference.  Mr. Wolfe's dedication to the Veritas Adult Drug Treatment Court has been demonstrated consistently from the early planning stages of the drug court program to today. Judge Larry B. Kirksey, presiding judge at the program's inception, recognizes that "this program would not have even started without Jerry Allen Wolfe."  Current presiding Circuit Court Judge Sage B. Johnson comments further that "the citizens of Bristol are fortunate to have a Commonwealth's Attorney who understands the importance of the program and how it not only transforms lives, but also protects the public."