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State awards Price drug court's top honor
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Local drug court Director C. Brad Price has been awarded the top honor in his profession, conferred the Christy Vernon Spirit Award
Price, who heads the 31st Judicial District’s Drug Court, was given the award during opening ceremonies at the Tennessee Association of Drug Court Professionals Conference held at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro. The state’s drug courts seek to provide an alternative punishment for drug offenders through an intensive rehabilitation program.
Presenting Price with the award was Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley who is also the Drug Court Judge for the 31st Judicial District Drug Court.
The Christy Vernon Spirit Award is presented from TADCP members' nominees for recognition of his/her service to drug courts.
Christy Vernon was a grant program manager for the Office of Criminal Justice Programs who tragically lost her life in a traffic accident, but not before making a significant impression on the people she met. In memory of Christy Vernon, the TADCP members vote on one person every year who shows the same exuberant attitude for the advancement of Drug Courts in Tennessee.
“I am very humbled and honored to receive this award” Price said upon being presented with his plaque. “To be able to be associated with such a worthwhile organization and professional individuals, is truly a blessing.”