December 15, 2021


Government Relations and Public Affairs
187 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, Maryland 21401


Media Advisory
District Court in Anne Arundel County will celebrate Drug/DUI Treatment Court graduates

Ten new graduates will celebrate their sobriety and successful completion of a rigorous court-supervised program during a graduation ceremony of the Anne Arundel County District Court Drug and DUI Treatment Court on Thursday, December 16. The program will begin at noon with a luncheon to honor the graduates.

This innovative drug treatment program began 24 years ago in 1997, and in 2005 a program for DUI infractions was added. To date, more than 1,000 individuals have graduated from the program. 

Due to COVID-19 protocols in place, a limited number of the graduates’ families and friends will be in attendance, or they will participate via Zoom.

WHAT:           Anne Arundel County District Court Drug and DUI Treatment Court graduation ceremony

WHEN:          Thursday, December 16, 2021, at 1:15 p.m.

WHERE:         Anne Arundel County District Court
                        251 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401
                        To attend in person, masks must be worn and social distancing is required.
                        Attendance is also available by clicking the Zoom link.

WHO:             Anne Arundel County District Judge Thomas J. Pryal, presiding
                        Maryland Judiciary Director of Problem-Solving Courts, Richard “Gray” Barton
                        Keynote speaker and program alumni Jillian Johnston

NOTE: Please contact the Maryland Judiciary, Government Relations and Public Affairs, by email at or 410-260-1488, if you want to attend or have questions. All persons being photographed or interviewed should be asked for their consent.


Bradley Tanner
Public Information Officer

Terri Charles
Asst. Public Information Officer