Memo from Superior Court Judges

TO:  Members of the 28th Judicial Bar

FROM: Alan Z. Thornburg, Senior Resident Superior Court Judge and Marvin P. Pope, Resident Superior Court Judge

Just a note to say “thank you” for the confidence and  trust you have placed  in the two of us to continue as Resident Superior Court Judges for the next term beginning December, 2018.  We have enjoyed  our time on the Superior Court bench and wish to continue as long as possible.

The Adult  Drug  Court has continued to serve those individuals who have faced challenges in the opioid crisis and  has held 19 graduations in the last eight years. The  recidivism  rate  is well below the national average of 30 percent with its rate of return to the criminal justice system at a low of 14 percent. The Adult  Drug  Court has graduated 92 graduates since July 31, 2009.

Veteran Treatment Court (VTC)  was formally established in July, 2015 and since then  has celebrated four graduations with a total of eight graduates. These veteran clients have continued to be law abiding citizens since the completion of the five phases ofVTC with zero  recidivism.

We will continue to do the best we can to provide judicial  efficiency, fairness and improvements to our court system over the coming years.

Alan Z.Thornburg  &  Marvin P.Pope, Jr.