Do you ever wonder what kind of impact the Drug Court has on real people? People in YOUR community that you or someone in your life knows.
You no longer need to wonder. See examples below of what the Drug Court is doing in the lives of people in your community.
Kankakee County Drug Court has recently implemented the Carey Guides.
This will assist the probation officers and case managers in knowing the best way to assist those in the program.
Learn more about the Carey Guides HERE.
Yoga Classes and Accupuncture
Participants in the Drug Court Program now have the availability to take yoga classes and receive accupuncture treatments. Studies have shown that both yoga and accupuncture are extremely beneficial to those suffering from addiction.
The New You Closet
Drug Court Inc. is creating a "closet" that will be available to the participants of the Drug Court Program.
It will include items such as essential toiletries, new undergarments, good clothing and shoes.
It can be difficult to take steps in the right direction when the participant does not have appropriate attire to go to a job interview or even the basic toiletries to make themselves feel presentable. Often times they may not even have weather appropriate clothing making it difficult to go out and seek employment, go to meetings, etc.
The closet will help the participants overcome this obstacle and move closer to "The New You".
Successfully completing the program is far from an easy task and situations in life can sometimes make success feel impossible. Assistance to any client is carefully and thoughtfully considered by the board before that assistance is provided. The Drug Court Program offers assistance in many areas.
Below is a list of just some of the assistance provided within the past few months:
- Purchase of steel toe boots for work
- Assistance with utility bills
- Rent assistance for multiple clients
- Assisted multiple clients with Christmas needs
- Paid rent for client after having just lost their baby and then his job
- Paid for client to send certified letters to her children
- Purchased NA Big Book for client who requested to have it
- Everyone in the program received journals used for therapeutic writing. We will continue to provide these for every participant as journaling is an important tool used in the program.
- Graduation celebration and gift cards for each graduate
- 10 "Big Books" provided (AA 12-Step Books)
- Steel toe boots required for work
- Rent assistance to prevent loss of lease
- Provided an anxiety phobia workbook
- A new bathroom set for a program member that will soon be able to move into her own place.
- Bus tickets/tokens
- Filled a propane tank to provide heat for the winter
- Helped with electric bill payment
- New shoes for a job interview
- New clothing