For Immediate Release - October 24, 2017

Uxbridge District Court hosts graduation for its Intensive Probation Supervision and Treatment Program

(Uxbridge, MA)-   Two women and two men, ages 20 to 30, who just a year ago were at a high-risk to overdose, celebrated their recovery and completion of the Uxbridge District Court Intensive Probation Supervision and Treatment Program at a graduation ceremony Tuesday, October 24, at the court, 261 South Main Street.

The two-year-old Intensive Probation Supervision Program is one of two initiative of its kind in the Worcester County area.  The other is at East Brookfield District Court. The program features four phases, each phase lasting three months.  Program participants must be non-violent adult offenders with drug-related charges. The initiative includes probation supervision, regular court appearances before a judge, substance abuse treatment counseling, random drug testing, and attendance at Alcohol Anonymous and/or Narcotic Anonymous, referrals for life skills training, vocational training, parenting programs, educational advancement and job placement.

 “We are extremely proud of the graduates. I think each of them has their own unique success story. We at the court are thrilled at what we have built in Uxbridge and the team that we have assembled to support these participants,” said Chief Probation Officer Patrick Foley.

Among the Treatment Program’s team members are Uxbridge District Court Probation, Clerk Magistrate, the Committee for Public Counsel Services, the Worcester District Attorney’s Office, the Worcester County Sheriff’s Department, as well as local treatment providers.

“The Uxbridge District Court Intensive Probation Supervision and Treatment Program is a collaborative effort involving numerous agencies. It is our collective goal to make a major impact and improve the quality of life in Southern Worcester County and the Blackstone Valley,” Foley stated.