#WeekInJustice: Week 140
We round out a week that started with the remembrance of a tragic day in U.S. history. The names and faces of 911 victims will never be forgotten, and as part of that promise Laura and some of our co-workers participated in the 911 Tower Challenge at the TCC earlier this week. The group shared some of the messages from speakers on that day. You can check out our social media post on it here.
Last weekend Laura met up with some old friends and made some new ones at the Las Vistas Neighborhood Fiesta at James Thomas Park on Saturday. Then on the same night she joined the Annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving Candlelight Vigil at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Both events are part of promoting public safety in Pima County.
Thursday night marked the second Drug Treatment Alternative to Prison (DTAP) program graduation of the year at the Berger Performing Arts Center. Twelve Pima County residents celebrated their achievements and were recognized for making big changes in their lives by finishing our DTAP diversion program. Laura along with Assistant Public Defender and DTAP Coordinator Steve Knox and HOPE Inc’s Regional Manager Chris Chavez spoke at the event.
Judges, probation, court staff, alumni family and friends were also in attendance for the special ceremony. The program is designed to give past offenders a new lease on life and the skills to succeed. A special thanks to Nahrin Jabro for all of her hard work with the program!
Until next week.