For centuries, anyone with business before the court has heard two words called out by the bailiff or court officer.
Two words that demand everyone in the courtroom to come to attention. Two words that create order amidst chaos.
Those two words are ALL RISE!
But in Drug Court, those two words have an even greater meaning. For those two simple words capture the essence of what a Drug Court does. ALL RISE describes how instead of casting out and discarding an addict, Drug Courts insert hope and support into the very lives of people who the traditional justice system say are hopeless. ALL RISE describes
Drug Court as a place where instead of prison, addicts receive the right mix of treatment and accountability needed to change their lives; instead of hopelessness,
they receive a solution, instead of indifference they are shown compassion; instead of judgment, they are given assistance, instead of punishment, they are provided a passport to recovery.
ALL Rise indeed represents that awe-inspiring moment at the
beginning of each Drug Court session. But, ALL RISE has a deeper social meaning as well. ALL Rise is a challenge to summon our collective strength and help lighten the shoulders of those members of our community whose burden has become too heavy to carry alone. ALL RISE
demands that we all see beyond the chaos and wreckage in a person’s life to their potential, hope and humanity, and we act. Because we know that when one person rises out of drugs and crime, we ALL RISE.
Thank you for your dedication and service to the
Carlsbad Magistrate DWI/Drug Court