Eugene (KMTR) – Tuesday is graduation day for seven members of the latest class of Lane County’s Adult Drug Court program.
Drug Court is a collaborative effort between law enforcement, the courts and community treatment providers. It helps people who have been convicted of drug-related crimes become clean and sober and get back on their feet.
Jessica Langfield battled drug addiction for eight years. She has now been clean for more than two years. She went from stealing to fuel her addiction to getting her driver's license back. Now she's ready to return to work.
“It the first time somebody wanted absolutely nothing in return from me, besides me being healthy and doing the right thing. And so, I’ve been clean ever since,” she says.
Jessica says she has also how to be a better mom to her daughters.
The Drug Court program also connects offenders with employment and education assistance as well as parenting classes.