For Immediate Release: Feb. 6, 2024
Contact: Alisa Bousa, Public Information Officer
Alisa.Bousa@ujs.state.sd.us | 605.773.2031
Pennington County Mental Health Court to Hold Graduation Ceremony
PIERRE, S.D.—Pennington County Mental Health Court will hold a graduation ceremony to honor participants’ achievements on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, at 3 p.m. MST at the Pennington County Courthouse in Rapid City.
The graduation ceremony is evidence of the tremendous impact that mental health court has on the community. The graduation is open to the public, as well as family and friends of the participants. It is also open to the media and cameras, with interviews available upon request.
The graduation will be held in Courtroom C2 on the third floor of the Pennington County Courthouse, 315 St. Joseph St., Rapid City.
The ceremony will also be streamed live online at www.sd.net/UJSCourt2 for those who cannot attend in person.
Pennington County Mental Health Court was established in 2019 as an alternative to prison for justice-involved persons dealing with substance use and mental health disorders who are at a high likelihood to reoffend. For the last four years, Pennington County Mental Health Court has offered intensive supervision, treatment for substance use and mental health, support services and community-based resources to improve the overall wellbeing of the participants involved in the program.
To learn more, visit https://ujs.sd.gov/Circuit_Court/Problem_Solving_Courts. For more information, contact Sean Ireland, Pennington County Mental Health Court coordinator, at 605-394-2595 ext. 1345 or email@example.com.
About South Dakota Courts: The Unified Judicial System (UJS) consists of the Supreme Court, Circuit Courts and State Court Administrator’s Office. The Supreme Court is the state’s highest court and final decision maker on South Dakota law. The Circuit Courts are the state’s trial courts where criminal proceedings and civil litigation are handled. The State Court Administrator’s Office provides centralized administrative assistance and support services for the South Dakota judiciary. Learn more at https://ujs.sd.gov.