The Saipan and Northern Islands Legislative Delegation has approved a measure appropriating $86,000 for the Drug Court. All 20 members present voted to pass House Local Bill 20-25 during a session on Tuesday. House Local Bill 20-25 was introduced by the delegation chair, Rep. John Paul Sablan, and its funding source is e-gaming revenue. The
The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ Drug Court has 12 active participants and seven from the first batch will graduate this year, according to Superior Court Associate Judge Teresa Kim-Tenorio. Kim-Tenorio said they have 12 more awaiting clinical assessments and they have 20 or more waiting to be entertained. “So we have a long list,”
Sen. Jude Hofschenider (R-Tinian) said he would be focusing more on the needs of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ Judicial Branch when his committee begins meeting with various government, agencies, departments, and divisions for the fiscal year 2018 budget hearing. The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Superior Court, Supreme Court, Drug Court, Law
In December 2016, the Superior Court’s Drug Court Division began accepting referrals and participants into its program.  The drug court was founded on the premise that many addicts are arrested for behavior related to their addictions and engages participants in a model and structure that is supportive of success in recovery.  The Commonwealth of the
SAIPAN – A Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Judiciary Drug Court Stakeholder presentation co-hosted by the Office of the Governor and the CNMI Judiciary Judiciary was held at the Fiesta Resort’s Hibiscus Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Representatives from the Guam Judiciary, both the NMI U.S. District Court and CNMI Judiciary, CNMI Drug Court, law enforcement
Despite objections from several individuals, including the applicant’s siblings, the Saipan Zoning Board on Thursday approved the recommendation of Zoning Administrator Therese Ogumoro to grant the conditional-use application of Marianas Behavioral Health International Inc. But the board’s approval included several conditions with which the applicant must comply. The applicant is licensed substance abuse counselor Cris