Published on July 16, 2011 at 7:15 AM
Panelists include Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Martin Sheen; former Drug Czar Bill Bennett (invited); former Congressman Asa Hutchinson (R-AR); actor Harry Lennix; Former Indiana Attorney General and Gary, Indiana Democratic mayoral primary winner Judge (ret.) Karen Freeman-Wilson; Last Comic Standing winner Alonzo Bodden; and Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb. Former U.S. Congressman Jim Ramstad (R-MN), will moderate.
"Parade of Transformation" featuring Drug Court graduates and families sharing stories of overcoming addiction in Drug Court follows the panel.
7:30 p.m. Jokes & Jazz for Vets, see above.
Tuesday, July 19
8:30 a.m. rally, Upper Senate Park, Capitol Hill with Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court professionals, program graduates, and celebrities. Music Legend Trey Anastasio will join actors Martin Sheen, Harry Lennix, Matthew Perry, and Melissa Fitzgerald; and Congressional leaders. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Senators Al Franken (D-MN) and Rand Paul (R-KY) slated to attend. Open to public and media.
Wednesday, July 20
11 a.m., Closing Keynote, Dr. Jill Biden (invited), "Joining Forces," highlighting White House initiative "Strengthening our Military Families: Meeting America's Commitments" and emergence of Veterans Treatment Courts. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki (invited) and General (ret.) Barry McCaffrey, former U.S. Drug Czar, will speak on importance of Drug Courts and Veterans Treatment Courts. Music legend and Drug Court graduate Trey Anastasio will also provide keynote remarks.
Source: National Association of Drug Court Professionals