Walk for Recovery caps Drug Court Month


Superior Court Associate Judge Teresa Kim-Tenorio, center, poses for a group photo with Drug Court staff and the treatment court’s many participants, program graduates, and their families during the Drug Court’s Walk for Recovery at the Minachom Atdao last Thursday. House Speaker Edmund S. Villagomez, right with pair of glasses, stopped by to check on the event on Thursday afternoon. (JOSHUA SANTOS)

The CNMI Drug Court concluded its celebration of CNMI Drug Court Month with a Walk for Recovery last May 27, which began at 5pm at the Minachom Atdao Pavilion. Alongside Superior Court Associate Judge Teresa Kim-Tenorio on Thursday were Drug Court staff and many of the treatment court’s current participants, program graduates, and their families.

Considering that the Drug Court Month last year was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kim-Tenorio was pleasantly surprised at how well things turned out this year. “Drug Court Month was very successful this year. …There were seven events that were coordinated and they all went through without any problems. [There were] lots of turnout, lots of participants, lots of folks in recovery [who] came out to support,” said Kim-Tenorio.

Throughout May, the CNMI Drug Court held a beach cleanup, family orientation, Family Fun Day, two radio talk shows at KKMP, and two school outreaches at Tanapag Middle School and Francisco M. Sablan Middle School.

Joshua Santos | Reporter
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