Awards

Commitment to Excellence

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.

Innovation

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.

Hall of Fame

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.

Art Contest

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.

Name the Conference

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!

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:

  1. Commitment to Excellence
  2. Innovation
  3. Hall of Fame
  4. Art Contest Award
  5. 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!

2018 EXCELLENCE AWARD
This year’s Commitment to Excellence Awards were given to two 2 individuals that have shown commitment to advancing problem solving courts.

Mike Byrd- Deputy Chief, Yuma County Adult Probation

Tiffany Griffith- Drug/DUI Court Probation Officer, Yavapai County Adult Probation

2018 INNOVATION AWARD

Recovery Court- Coconino County Superior Court

DUI and Drug Court- Yavapai County Superior Court, Prescott

2018 HALL OF FAME AWARD

Karen Cowgill- Supervisor/Drug Court Coordinator, Maricopa County Adult Probation (ret.)

2018 ART CONTEST WINNERS
1ST PLACE

“Star Status” by Donnie from Maricopa County DUI Court

2ND PLACE

Cody from Yavapai DUI Court

3RD PLACE

“Recovery” by Novali from Cochise Juvenile Drug Court

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.

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.

Michael Esser
Mohave County Adult Drug Court

Fanny Steinlage
Coconino County Mental Health Court

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

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.

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

Melanie Ann from Yavapai County Drug Court

2ND PLACE

Chris from Yavapai County DUI Court

3RD PLACE

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