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Richmond Adult Drug Treatment Court commencement ceremony to be held on November 8

The Richmond City Circuit, located in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit will hold a commencement ceremony on Friday, November 8, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the Richmond Police Academy, 1202 Graham Road, Richmond, Virginia. The Court will recognize 13 participants who have successfully completed the 18-month Richmond Adult Drug Treatment Court program. This event is open to the public. Event speakers will include: Presiding Judges C.N Jenkins Jr. and W. Reilly Marchant and Dr. Peter Coleman of the Coleman Institute, who specializes in providing prevention, screening, intervention, and treatment for substance use and addiction. The Richmond Adult Drug Treatment Court program provides treatment and supervision services to non-violent drug defendants instead of requiring them to serve an active jail sentence. In exchange for successful completion of the treatment program, the court may dismiss the original charge, terminate the defendant from probation, or reduce a felony to a misde