Judge Kevin P. Braig and Logan County Court of Common Pleas Adult Recovery Court Team announce the recent graduation of Jason Hutson from the program.
“Jason Hutson is one of the kindest and gentlest people that has graduated from the Adult Recovery Court since I have been on the bench,” Judge Braig said.
“He is a quiet leader. If someone needed a ride or another favor, Jason would volunteer. He never asked for anything in return. He led by example. We will miss seeing him in court. But I think his future is bright and his best life is in front of him. We could not be more proud of him.”
The ARC treatment team presented Hutson with some small gifts and treats to celebrate his graduation. Judge Braig presented him a guitar pick inscribed “ARC Walk the Line” as a token remembrance of his time in ARC and graduation.
Judge Braig presents all graduates with this inspirational pick as a reminder that country music star Johnny Cash once suffered from a substance abuse disorder, but with the help of his wife June Carter Cash and her family, walked the line of recovery.
The ARC treatment team works within the framework of the traditional Logan County Common Pleas Court. The ARC’s mission is to achieve specific, rehabilitative objectives.
The objectives of the ARC are to monitor treatment for substance abuse disorder of ARC participants, encourage and incentivize ARC participants to achieve rehabilitation and personal accountability, and decrease criminal activity and the need for incarceration.
The ARC provides its participants with the support of Judge Braig, Treatment Coordinator and Program Manager Annette Deao, Compliance Officers Jim Pleasant and Mandy Wilber, and treatment providers from TCN Behavioral Health Services, Community Health Wellness, the Justice Reinvestment Grant, Logan County Assistant Prosecutor Erin Rosen, local attorneys Natalie Bahan and Greg Harvey, and others.
The members of the ARC Team share the goals of empowering ARC participants through treatment, accountability, and responsibility; assisting ARC participants in achieving recovery from substance abuse disorder; and helping ARC participants lead useful and productive lives.