Wake Forest Law hosts Reclaiming Futures Juvenile Drug Court with Judge Denise Hartsfield (JD ’91) on Wednesday, Oct. 21

As part of Wake Forest Law’s partnership with Reclaiming Futures, a session of Teen Drug Court will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Reclaiming Futures Juvenile Drug Court provides juvenile offenders who are battling with drug problems new opportunities to make a fresh start, according to organizers. This event is open to all Wake Forest law students, faculty and the media.
The Wednesday, Oct. 21, Teen Court session is sponsored by the law school’s Pro Bono Project. The Reclaiming Futures Juvenile Drug Court is presided over by District Court Judge Denise Hartsfield (JD ’91). The program, which was initially started in January 2013, is geared toward nonviolent youths between the ages of 12 and 16, who have substance abuse problems and have been sentenced to probation in juvenile court. This program is made possible through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

The goal of the program is to provide participants with access to a variety of treatment options and programs designed to give them opportunities to learn and grow while beginning a new, positive lifestyle. To accomplish this, Judge Hartsfield, along with a host of community mentors, stray from the traditional courtroom setting in order to conduct the court in a personalized and constructive manner.