The Arizona Association of Drug Court Professionals recognizes outstanding work in Problem Solving Courts across the State at the Annual Problem Solving Court Conference, five (5) categories: Commitment to Excellence, Innovation, Hall of Fame, Art Contest Award and Name the Next Conference Contest Awards. More information can be found on the upcoming conference here. Previous winners of each award can be found below.

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1. The Commitment to Excellence Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exemplary performance and who consistently excel in their responsibilities through integrity and strong commitment to the mission and values of the organization he or she represents. These individuals consistently demonstrate outstanding dedication, competence, exceptional performance, excellent customer service and ingenuity while performing at a level above and beyond normal expectations. These individuals have made exceptional contributions which have had a significant, positive impact on their problem solving court and/or its participants.

2. The Innovation Award recognizes a problem solving court team for excellence in creating an innovative approach that brings tangible creative benefits to their program. In addition to being rewarded for true excellence in innovation, we understand that innovation requires outstanding teamwork to create a program that really makes a difference.

3. The Hall of Fame Award is reserved for the rare individual who not only demonstrates a commitment to excellence in their work with problem solving courts but also makes a substantial contribution to matters of state-wide importance to Arizona problem solving courts, the Arizona Association of Drug Court Professionals and/or their organization’s contribution to problem solving courts. The Hall of Fame award will be conferred by the Executive Committee, not on an annual basis, but when a deserving individual is identified.

4. Each problem solving court within each county can submit up to five (5) art pieces for the Art Contest. Entries can be paintings, drawings, sculptures or poems aligning with the current conference theme. Conference attendees vote on their favorite entry at the annual conference and the top three winners receive gift cards.

5. Name the Next Conference Contest began in 2015 when we asked that year’s conference attendees to submit entries to name the following year’s event. The winner, chosen by the AADCP Executive Board and the AADCP Conference Planning Committee, enjoys a free registration for the following year’s conference.  It was such a hit, we implemented it into each year’s conference as a way to say “thanks” to our wonderful Association Membership!

 


 

2017 Excellence Award

This year’s Commitment to Excellence Awards were given to acknowledge the hard work and leadership of 2 individuals that have shown commitment to advancing problem solving courts over the past several years.

Commitment to Excellence 2017 Award Winner

Sheila Tickle, Juvenile Court Administrator,Family Treatment Court, Maricopa County

 

Hon. Rick Williams, Associate Presiding Judge, Drug Court, Mohave County

 

2017 Name the Next Conference Contest

2017 Conference title: Paving the Pathway to Transformation

by Erica Daniels from Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office

 

 

2017 Art Contest Winners

1ST Place

Melanie from Yavapai CountyVeteran’s Court

Program staff accepts award for artist

 

2ND Place

Emery from Coconino County Drug Court

Program staff accepts award for artist

 

3RD Place

Ivy from Mohave County Drug Court

Program staff accepts award for artist

 


 

2016 Excellence Award

In 2016 two individuals received the Commitment to Excellence Award, Michael Esser and Fanny Steinlage.

 

AADCP Annual Awards Mohave County Adult Drug Court Michael Esser

Michael Esser
Mohave County Adult Drug Court

AADCP Annual Awards Coconino County Mental Health Court Fanny Steinlage

Fanny Steinlage
Coconino County Mental Health Court

 

2016 Innovation Award

In 2016 the Maricopa County Juvenile Court Dependency Treatment Court received the Innovation Award.

 

AADCP Annual Awards Maricopa County Juvenile Court Dependency Treatment Court

Maricopa County Juvenile Court Dependency Treatment Court

 

2016 Hall of Fame

In 2016 the Executive Committee bestowed the Hall of Fame award for the first time, due to great contributions to the community through hard work and exemplary dedication.

AADCP Annual Awards Arizona Association Drug Court Professionals Robin Hoskins

Robin Hoskins
Arizona Association of Drug Court Professionals

 

2016 Name the Next Conference Contest

2016 Conference title: All Rise for Solutions

by Delois Gowan from Yavapai Adult Probation Department

 

 

2016 Art Contest Winners

There were 14 entries in this year’s contest from Mohave, Yavapai, Coconino, and Maricopa counties.

 

1ST Place

2016 AZ Association Drug Court Professionals Art Contest Mohave County Adult Drug Court First Place Winner

Melanie Ann from Yavapai County Drug Court

 

2ND Place

2016 AZ Association Drug Court Professionals Art Contest Maricopa County Family Treatment Court Second Place Winner

Chris from Yavapai County DUI Court

 

3RD Place

2016 AZ Association Drug Court Professionals Art Contest Yavapai County Adult Drug Court Third Place Winner

Nickey from Maricopa County Adult Drug Court

 


 

2015 Art Contest Winners

The Art Contest began in 2015 with 10 entries from Mohave, Yavapai, Coconino, and Maricopa counties.

 

1ST PLACE

Artist from Mohave County Adult Drug Court

 

2ND PLACE

Artist from Maricopa County Family Treatment Court

 

3RD PLACE

Artist from Yavapai County Adult Drug Court