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Judge Henson Honored

Story By: Lauren Artino

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 1/16/2014

The Richland County Substance Abuse Treatment Court held a ceremony honoring Judge James Henson Thursday afternoon at Ed Pickens Cafe on Main.

The ceremony, which marked Judge Henson's retirement in February was a complete surprise to the judge! He thought the event was for graduates of the Drug Court. When someone handed him a program, he realized the event was for him. Judge Henson was honored by his colleagues and friends.

Chief Probation Officer, David Leitenberger, Daniel Gates from Reformers Unanimous and Senior Probation Officer, Pam Myers spoke on his behalf. Henson is thankful for all the kind words, but wants those in Drug Court to remember this.. " I wanted to say enough that they'll take something away from this and live with it, grow with it..Get better, do better and you'll be better"

Under Henson's leadership, the Drug Court has served more than one-thousand participants. The program ended 2012 with a 70% success rate, and the re-commission of new crime was an incredibly low 2 1/2%!

   
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