President’s Cabinet Awards 

For more than 30 years, the President's Cabinet has provided a vehicle for UTMB and the community to work together to support these promising initiatives to improve health and well-being.

Drug Courts Work:  Transformation for the Galveston Community

Kathryn A. Cunningham, PhD
Jason E. Glenn, PhD
Pharmacology and Toxicology

Addiction remains one of the greatest challenges on the public health agenda.  To address drug abuse and addiction as the root cause of poverty and crime, the UTMB Center for Addiction Research, the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office and the Gulf Coast Center have partnered to create a Drug Court.   The Drug Court is charged with identifying substance abuse offenders and placing them under strict court monitoring and community supervision, coupled with effective, long-term treatment services.   Participants will undergo an intense regimen of substance abuse and mental health treatments, drug testing, probation supervision and regular status hearings before a judge.  The overall goal is to graduate sober, healthy, responsible, productive and employed members of our community.

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