The 89th District Sobriety Court was started in August of 2012 after the team attended the 2012 DWI Court training with the National Highway Safety Administration in late June. The Sobriety Court team includes:
Honorable Maria I. Barton, District Judge
Jodi Barrette, DWI Coordinator
Kim Youngs, Probation Officer
Dale Selin, Research Expert
Fred Feleppa, Assistant Prosecutor
Ronald Varga, Defense Counsel
Mike Brege, Detective Lieutenant – Cheboygan County Sheriff Department
In addition to the above team, Kathy Mason from Catholic Human Services as well as Kim Lytle from Harbor Hall play a significant role in our program.
The mission of Sobriety Court is to help substance abusers achieve sobriety by providing a structural framework within which to be successful and to help facilitate change in addictive behaviors. The Sobriety Court focuses on holding individuals accountable through the team approach.