Kaua‘i Drug Court participants clean up Hanama‘ulu Beach

Clients of the Kaua‘i Drug Court were joined by Kaua‘i Drug Court staff members and Kaua‘i County Anti-Drug Coordinator Theresa Koki to spruce up Hanama‘ulu Beach Park — the first of three drug court beach cleanups scheduled this year.

Joseph Savino said in an email that the group painted over graffiti on the main pavilion, picnic tables and the walls of the men’s and women’s restrooms. Once that project was completed, rubbish along the road and the beach was collected to enhance the community park earlier this month.

Grants from the County of Kaua‘i, Kaua‘i United Way and the Visitor Industry Charity Walk enable the Kaua‘i Drug Court — through its non-profit Friends of the Kaua‘i Drug Court — to procure supplies needed to perform these community projects.

Through the county’s youth services division, drug offenders who demonstrate a desire to turn their lives around can receive a second chance through  Kaua‘i Drug Court.

Kaua‘i United Way reports that with the help of Kaua‘i Drug Court, more than 90 percent of clients succeed.

• Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.

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