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NOVA Parks Partners With Alexandria Treatment Court, Donates Rewards for Court’s Participants

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – The organization NOVA Parks oversees the upkeep of many parks and recreational facilities in Northern Virginia. They have donated to Alexandria Treatment Court, which provides treatment and assistance to people diagnosed with substance use disorders who have been charged with non-violent offenses. The aim of the partnership is to aid ATC participants in their path toward recovery.

NOVA Parks has given passes to Great Waves Water Park and the Cameron Run Mini-Golf Park,These passes will be a reward for select ATC participants as they make successful progress in the program.

“I want to thank NOVA Parks for helping members of the Alexandria community on their path toward recovery,” said Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter. “Our innovative Alexandria Treatment Court program relies on the generosity of individuals and organizations to provide the incentives which facilitate rehabilitation.”

ATC participants commit to in-depth treatment , including individual and group therapy, frequent testing, and participation in support groups. In return, charges can be reduced or dismissed.

Special milestones may also be recognized in court. That recognition may take many forms, including the awarding of incentives like the donated passes and free admission to local cultural experiences.

“NOVA Parks is an important partner in making the Alexandria community healthier,” Porter added. “Passes to the Great Waves Water Park and the Cameron Run Mini-Golf Park will allow ATC participants to bond with their children and create childhood memories.”

Interested in partnering with ATC? Contact Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney David Lord at [email protected] or 703-746-4100.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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