Holder To Speak At D.C. Drug Court Graduation

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrives at the witness table to testify during a Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing about the controversial the "Operation Fast and Furious" gun running program on Capitol Hill, on November 8, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrives at the witness table to testify during a Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing about the controversial the “Operation Fast and Furious” gun running program on Capitol Hill, on November 8, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder will speak at a ceremony recognizing people who have graduated from a drug treatment program in the District of Columbia.

Holder is scheduled to speak Thursday at the D.C. Superior Courthouse. The graduation ceremony will recognize approximately 30 who have gone through the courthouse’s Drug Court program.

Participants in the special court are defendants who suffer from addiction and are charged with crimes associated with substance addiction. Their cases are transferred to the special court where they receive intensive treatment and other services to help them get and stay clean and sober. They are rewarded for doing well and sanctioned when they don’t fulfill the program’s requirements.

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