Ed Van Dorn Recognized For His Commitment to the Grafton County Drug Court
The Drug Court Sentencing Program in Grafton County offers addicts an opportunity to participate in an intense, court supervised rehabilitation program for two years instead of going to jail. The program is open to non-violent adult offenders, including probation violators, who have a history of addiction and drug-or-alcohol related crime and now face new criminal charges that are most likely to result in a prison term. Ed Van Dorn, senior partner at the Law Offices of Van Dorn and Curtiss, Orford, NH, received recognition from the Grafton County Drug Court for his extraordinary commitment and contributions to this program.
As part of a plea agreement with the Grafton County Attorney's Office, participants in the program report to the judge each week to talk about their progress. Each participant also undergoes regular drug testing and meets with treatment counselors. Their case is reviewed each week by a drug court treatment team, including the judge, and there are quick sanctions, including jail time, if a participant violates the program rules.
Mr. Van Dorn was recognized during the graduation ceremony of Marcus S. with Timothy Vaughan presiding. In attendance were Attorney General Kelly A. Ayotte and Grafton County Commissioners Raymond Burton, Michael Cryans, and Martha Brown Richards as well as chief prosecutor Rick St. Hilaire.