South St. Louis County DWI Court to receive prestigious national recognition at May 5 event
Posted: Monday, May 1, 2017
On Friday, May 5, the South St. Louis County DWI Court will receive a prestigious national recognition from the National Center for DWI Courts (NCDC) at a public ceremony at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth. The South St. Louis County DWI Court will be named as one of just four Academy Courts in the nation, meaning it will serve as a model program for other communities across the country interested in starting a DWI court program.
The ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. in Courtroom #1 on the third floor of the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth. The media and public are welcome to attend, and use of audio/visual recording devices will be allowed in Courtroom #1 during the event.
The event will feature remarks by local, state, and national criminal justice system leaders, along with program graduates who will talk about the life-changing impact of their participation in the program.
More details about the May 5 event are provided below.
A public ceremony announcing the selection of the South St. Louis County DWI Court as a National Center for DWI Courts Academy Court.
Sixth Judicial District Judge Shaun Floerke, presiding judge of the South St. Louis County DWI Court, will serve as emcee of the event.
Speakers will include:
- Jim Eberspacher, Division Director, National Center for DWI Courts
- Julie Seitz, Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment in Duluth
- Beth Elstad, Coordinator of the South St. Louis County DWI Court and mother of a program graduate
- Andrew Smith, Graduate of the South St. Louis County DWI Court
- Deb Hill, Graduate of the South St. Louis County DWI Court
Additional special guests have been invited, but not yet confirmed.
Friday, May 5, at 1 p.m.
St. Louis County Courthouse
100 North 5th Avenue West, Duluth