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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Dec 13, 2018
Twenty-Third Judicial District Recovery Court Director Doug Beecham was recently honored by the Tennessee Association of Recovery Courts with the prestigious Christy Vernon Spirit Award, which is voted upon by members to recognize excellence in the profession. Judge Suzanne Lockert-Mash made the presentation at the group's annual meeting in Murfreesboro, attended by recovery court professionals from around the state. “Doug has been instrumental in building our Recovery Court from its humble beginnings 20 years ago,” Lockert-Mash said. "Doug has involved the court in programs to help the elderly, to clear and rebuild a home for fire victims, to care for homeless animals, to feed the hungry, to assist the poor with utility bills, to find appropriate treatment for those with substance abuse or medical needs, to help recovering addicts that need dental work or eyeglasses, and to provide Christmas presents to poor children, just to name a few.”