From Jay Williams, WATCP Board Member

Carly Mills, right, graduated from Rock County’s treatment court program on December 19.

The Rock County Drug Court Treatment Program celebrated two graduations on December 19th, 2019.  This marked a significant achievement for both the graduates and the program as a whole.  For the women, it was a day marked with joy and optimism as they continue on their journey in recovery.  For the program, it marked the 300th graduation from the program since inception in 2007.

One of the graduates, Carly Millis, was surrounded by family and friends to include many women she bonded with while in the program.  Judge Barbara McCrory, the Drug Court judge, pointed out the importance of the two graduates being “strong women” who worked through adversity to get where they were.  When asked if family or friends had anything they wanted to add, Carly’s mother held a bouquet of flowers and told the court she was grateful for Drug Court saving her daughter’s life and added she was able to give Carly the flowers she was holding and not have to place them on a casket instead.

Kristin Schulz was the second to graduate and the 300th one since the program began.  Kristin was one of the guest speakers at the Rock For Recovery Event in October and moved many to tears as she told her story of addiction and recovery.  Kristin’s mother also addressed the court during the graduation and thanked everyone involved for saving her daughter’s life.

Congratulations to Carly and Kristin for your hard work and determination and thank you Rock County Drug Court Treatment Program for being one of many such treatment programs across Wisconsin!