Five Have Graduated From The Yonkers Drug Treatment Court System
At its recent graduation ceremony, there were five new graduates of the Yonkers Drug Treatment Court, a semi- annual event that has taken place since the creation and implementation of the program in 2001. According to Chief Judge Michael A. Martinelli, who presided over the graduation with Judge Arthur J Doran III. Participants in the program, enter voluntarily by pleading guilty to the criminal charges that they are accused of. They are then required to complete a minimum of one year’s supervision by the Drug Court Team in order for them to be eligible to have their guilty pleas vacated and the charges against them dismissed.