Q: What do you do?
A: I supervise and operate the Kaua‘i Drug Court’s adult and juvenile programs. Drug Court is a diversion program for individuals with substance-abuse problems in lieu of standard prosecution.
Q: When did Drug Court start on Kaua‘i?
A: Three years ago. It’s a collaborative effort of the prosecutor’s office, the public-defender’s office, the police and the Judiciary.
Q: How many clients do you have now?
A: About 25 adults and one juvenile.
Q: How long are clients in Drug Court?
A: A minimum of one year.
Q: Is there a graduation ceremony for clients?
A: Yes. The Friends of Drug Court provide food and refreshments and graduation certificates.
Q: When is the next graduation ceremony?
A: In May.
Q: What is your favorite local food?
A: The seafood at Fish Express in Lihu‘e.