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WASHINGTON — Tears, tissues, graduation tassels and a congratulatory cake marked the 14th Family Treatment Court graduation celebration Friday at D.C. Superior Court.
The Family Treatment Court program helped the five graduates deal with substance abuse issues and build parenting and life skills in order to be reunited with their children.
“There’s going to be a lot of tears today,” said Deputy Director of Child and Family Services Agency Office of Well-being Marie Morilus-Black. “We know how hard you’ve worked to keep your families together.”
Morilus-Black encouraged graduates going forward to continue to use resources and support available to them during the program.
“Addiction is a very difficult disease and we know how hard it is to work to overcome and to be healed,” Morilus-Black said.