Photography, Writing by Anne Arundel Juvenile
Drug Treatment Court Participants to be Displayed
Exhibit’s opening reception
will be held July 25 in Circuit Courthouse
(Annapolis, MD — July 19, 2006) Self-portraits and essays
created by 17 participants in the Anne Arundel County Juvenile Treatment
Court, the county’s juvenile drug treatment court, will be
on display in the Anne Arundel County Circuit Courthouse lobby through
August 15. The court will celebrate its participants’ accomplishments
with an exhibition opening reception on Tuesday, July 25, from 5
to 7:30 p.m. at the courthouse, located at 7 Church Circle in Annapolis.
Since the fall of 2003, the Anne Arundel County Juvenile Treatment
Court has been working with VisionWorkshops to give court participants
an outlet through photography and writing. Through “Insights:
The Identity Project,” the teens create personal, reflective
photos and essays, and at the end of the year, their work is displayed
in the courthouse.
In the exhibit, the teens write about themselves, reflecting on
past experiences, present frustrations and accomplishments, and
Since the state’s first drug treatment court was established
in Baltimore City in 1994, 30 other drug treatment courts have been
formed in Maryland. Eight more are in the planning stages around
the state. Maryland has 14 juvenile drug courts established and
two more in the planning stages.
Drug treatment courts incorporate varying levels of treatment as
well as vocational, educational, and life skills training and other
services to address issues that contribute to drug abuse and criminal
Media are welcome to attend, but advance permission
to bring a camera to the event is required. Please contact the Court
Information Office at (410) 260-1488 for more information.