You Made National Treatment Court Month a Huge Success

Thanks to your hard work, community outreach, and creativity, treatment courts received widespread recognition and celebration throughout the month of May.

Many of your efforts were highlighted at RISE24. We wish we could include every amazing photo, media hit, and proclamation we’ve seen. Be sure to scroll through our web gallery for more!

Commencing New Lives in Recovery


Graduations are not the end; they’re just the beginning, as treatment court alumni move forward on their path to lifelong recovery. Your commencement ceremonies inspire hope and remind our neighbors and elected officials that people can and do recover:

Rebuilding Community

Rebuilding Community

We love seeing treatment courts building partnerships and making a difference in their communities:

  • New Hampshire’s Hillsborough County South Adult Drug Court teamed up with Revive Recovery Center for a community cleanup in Nashua.
  • Minnesota’s St. Louis County Treatment Courts held an art and talent show in addition to their graduation ceremony.
  • Georgia’s Dekalb County Accountability Court partnered with Keep DeKalb Beautiful to pick up trash and plant flowers at the courthouse and treatment center (top L).
  • Pennsylvania’s Luzerne County Treatment Court held a sober softball tournament with other local treatment court teams, participants, alumni, and police departments (bottom L).
  • Michigan’s 41B treatment courts took on a wide variety of community assistance projects in May, including a cleanup event, planting a vegetable garden to donate to local transitional housing programs and women’s shelters, and collecting toys for the local children’s hospital.
  • Kentucky’s Lee, Owsley, and Estill Counties treatment court participants made bird feeders for elderly residents to enjoy.
  • New Mexico’s Bernalillo County Community Veterans Court team participants, alumni, team members, and veteran mentors participated in the annual VA2K Walk & Roll event to support homeless veterans (R).

Milestones and Innovations


  • California’s Sen Bernardino County Collaborative Courts celebrated 30 years (top L).
  • Oregon’s Douglas County HOPE Court asks participants to complete a graduation project; one recent graduate built a handcrafted sweat lodge for veterans (top R).
  • Minnesota welcomed over 200 people to the Minnesota State Capitol for a treatment court rally, where graduates spoke about the power of recovery and how the programs helped them change their lives (bottom L).
  • Tennessee’s 19th Judicial District Mental Health Court organized a trip for participants to Broken Wing Ranch to experience equine therapy (bottom R).
  • Alaska’s therapeutic courts celebrated 25 years.
  • Arizona’s Coconino County Treatment Court reached 1,003 graduates.

Thank You!

We can’t wait to see what you’ll accomplish during National Treatment Court Month 2025!