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
Emily Wirgau, Probation Officer
Kali Spanier, Research Expert
Paige Miller, Assistant Prosecutor
James Gilbert, Defense Counsel
Andrew LaLonde, Detective Lieutenant – Cheboygan County Sheriff Department
In addition to the above team, Kathy Mason and Tyrone Barbee 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.