Chief Justice speaks at drug court event

 “All Rise for Oakland County Treatment Courts” was the theme of a May 19 program at Waterford Mott High School in celebration of National Drug Court Month. Marilyn Kelly, chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, was the keynote speaker at the event. Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Joan Young and 51st District Court Judge Phyllis McMillen (pictured) also spoke at the program, according to Pamela Davis, manager of Court Services for the Circuit Court. Judges, participants, and teams from all eight Oakland County drug courts were on hand for the program, while Men of Grace (Detroit Rescue Mission) provided entertainment during a reception immediately following the event, Davis indicated. The program, sponsored by the Oakland Drug Court Association of Professionals, was designed to heighten public awareness of the important role that drug courts plays in the judicial process.