Buncombe County Sobriety Court Chosen as Academy Court

The Buncombe County Sobriety Court was chosen as an Academy Court by the National Center for DWI Court (NCDC).

Per NCDC, “NCDC’s Academy Court Network identifies exemplary DWI courts to host foundational trainings, receive staff from other jurisdictions for site visits, play a significant role in participating in research and media, and serve as a national model for DWI courts. The Academy Court Network was developed in collaboration with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).”

The Sobriety Court Team has diligently worked over the last 9 years to develop policies and procedures that adhere to the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) Best Practice Standards for Treatment Courts.  This award is a culmination of years of training and implementing changes/ideas from past Sobriety Court participants.

Congratulations to District Court Judge Julie Kepple, Coordinator Tiffany Graaff, and the entire Sobriety Court Team.