Kankakee County Drug Free Board
Kankakee County Drug Free Program is the fundraiser arm for the Kankakee County Drug Court. Board members meet regularly to discuss and analyze ways to financially continue with the Kankakee County Drug Court program.
Joe Ewers, President
Antonio Carrico, Vice President
Larry Groskreutz, Treasurer
James Riedel, Secretary
Chief Michael Johnston
Judge Kenneth Leshen
Kankakee County States Attorney Jim Rowe
Lisa Kurtz (Case Manager & Drug Court Officer)
James Riedel (Drug Court Officer)
How can you help the Kankakee County Drug Court Program?
HOST A GUEST SPEAKER
Your church or community organization can host a representative of our group for a brief presentation on Drug Court in Kankakee County. This assists us in spreading the word of this valuable program.
ATTEND A DRUG COURT GRADUATION
Typically held each Spring and Fall, Drug Court Graduations are the culmination of 18-24 months of dedication, perseverance, and hard work on the part of each of our clients. Join us to witness firsthand the impact of our program on participants and their families as they present to The Court their successful completion of their mandates. Check our Check our News & Events page often for the date, time, and place of our graduations.
SUPPORT OUR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS
As State and Federal grants have all but disappeared, Drug Court has come to rely upon the generous support of our benefactors to sustain the important work that we do in Kankakee County. Check our webpage for notice of up-coming events such as our Annual Frisbee Golf Outing, Flower Sale, and others. You may also donate at any time by visiting our donation page
The savings offered by Drug Courts is substantial. The Office of National Drug Control Policy estimates that Drug Courts yield a savings of $21,000 annually when the average cost per participant is $2000 and the cost of incarceration is $23,000.
Your generous support enables us to help families live healthy, drug-free lives, address new threats facing America’s young people, help friends and family members find assistance for loved ones with drug or alcohol problems and conduct essential research to ensure that our programs make a difference.
Thanks for your support!