Friends of Lafourche Drug Court Foundation grateful to its donors

Ricky James Pellegrin
December 17, 2013
Anna Marie Reed
December 26, 2013

Dear Editor,

Friends of the Lafourche Drug Court Foundation wishes to thank the citizens of Lafourche Parish for their outstanding support in 2013. The non-profit foundation utilizes the financial support of generous citizens and businesses of Lafourche Parish to support the Lafourche Parish Drug Treatment Court Program.

On September 19, 2013, Friends of Lafourche Parish Drug Court Foundation sponsored their 9th Annual Dinner Fundraiser for Lafourche Parish Drug Treatment Court. The event, held at C’est Cajun in Lockport, featured Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne as the guest speaker and state Rep. Jerome “Dee” Richard as the Master of Ceremonies. Those attending also heard first-hand from two Drug Treatment Court graduates as they shared their experience of passage from an addictive lifestyle to a life of sobriety.

We sincerely thank everyone for their very generous donations and we hope everyone will consider supporting our fundraising event in the future. The greater good is that lives are saved – not only the life of the recovering addict, but the lives of their families as well as the community.

Donations are accepted at the annual fundraiser but can also be made year-round. Anyone wishing to donate or become a member of the foundation can visit the website,, or email questions to

The Friends of Lafourche Drug Court Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization developed to support the Lafourche Parish Drug Treatment Court program through community education and fundraising. The funding generated by the foundation provides specialized treatment, training and transportation, and incentives for client progress through the Lafourche Parish Drug Treatment Court.

The Lafourche Parish Drug Treatment Court is a rigorous, court-monitored and supervised treatment program. Over the past 12 years, the program has treated over 600 participants, most of whom graduated the program and are now living drug-free lives. Currently, there are 100 clients enrolled in the Drug Treatment Court. This program saves money for the taxpayers of Lafourche Parish that would have otherwise been used on incarceration. It also reduces crime and recidivism rates. For more information, visit

Dana Mahler Adams,

Chairman, Friends of Lafourche Drug Court Foundation