For Immediate Release: Nov. 14, 2023
Contact: Alisa Bousa, Public Information Officer
Alisa.Bousa@ujs.state.sd.us | 605.773.2031
Sixth Circuit Problem-Solving Court to Hold Graduation Ceremony
PIERRE, S.D.—Sixth Circuit Problem-Solving Court will hold a graduation ceremony to honor participants’ achievements on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023, at 9 a.m. CST at the Capitol Lake Visitors Center, 650 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre.
The ceremony is evidence of the tremendous impact that Problem-Solving Court has on the community. While family and friends receive special invitation, the ceremony is open to the public. Media is invited to attend, with interviews available upon request.
Jill Janecke, Rising Hope Counseling, LLC, Pierre, will speak during the commencement.
Problem-Solving Courts are an effective strategy for treating substance abuse and mental illness while reducing recidivism and saving taxpayer dollars. These courts have proven that a combination of
supervision, treatment and support can lead people with substance use and/or mental health disorders into lives of stability, wellness and recovery.
The Sixth Circuit began offering DUI Court in 2009 and added a Drug Court track in 2014. The court is now referred to as Problem-Solving Court. Participants must complete extensive treatment services, maintain employment, and be proactively engaged within their community. They must live within 25 miles of the Stanley County Courthouse.
Problem-Solving Courts utilize a multi-disciplinary team approach with its participants to ensure their successful reintegration into the community as law abiding citizens. To learn more, visit https://ujs.sd.gov/Circuit_Court/Problem_Solving_Courts.
For more information, contact Court Services Officer Tara Huebner, Sixth Circuit Problem-Solving Court, at 605-223-7617 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.