Cache Valley Drug Court Oral History Project collection, 2016-2017  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Williams, Randy, 1961-
Title
Cache Valley Drug Court Oral History Project collection
Dates
2016-2017 (inclusive)
Quantity
26 interviews, (1.1317 GB)
Collection Number
USU_Folk Coll 62
Summary
Drug courts are problem-solving courts; the first was established in Florida in 1989. Judge Thomas Willmore founded the Cache Valley Drug Court in 2000. The Cache Valley Drug Court Oral History Project was the idea of Andrew Dupree, drug court participant, now graduate, and was shaped by his vision to collect the voices of drug court participants and graduates, family members, and professionals associated with this court. This born-digital collection was created December 2016 to May 2017 and includes 26 interviews (audio, transcripts, and release forms) with 28 people who are identified by first name only.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-8248
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Languages
English, Spanish


Historical NoteReturn to Top

In 2000, Judge Thomas Willmore of Utah’s First District Court, with help from Brock Alder at Bear River Health Department, established a drug court for Cache County: the fifth in Utah. In 2001 they established the drug court in Box Elder County. The concept of drug courts began in 1989 in Miami-Dade County, Florida, in a response to the growing crack cocaine drug problem plaguing Miami. Today there are approximately 1,561 drug courts in the United States. These specialized courts are problem-solving courts bringing together the judiciary, prosecution, defense, adult parole and probation, law enforcement, mental health, social services, treatment communities (like 12-step programs), and the greater community (including former drug court participants) to aid addicted offenders with long-term recovery as opposed to incarceration.

In May 2016, Andrew Dupree, a Cache Valley Drug Court participant (and now graduate), approached USU Folklore Curator Randy Williams with the idea of partnering on an oral history effort to capture the voices of people involved in the drug court experience. Andrew Dupree attended a May 2015 presentation Williams hosted with students from the USU/Library of Congress Cache Valley Refugee Oral History Project. He wanted people in the drug court community (addicts, Cache Valley Drug Court Committee members, and family members) to have a similar public voice. Together with Jennifer Duncan, Special Collections Librarian, Alder, Andrew Dupree and Williams, launched the Cache Valley Utah Drug Court Oral History Project in November 2016.

The project ran from November to May 2017. This collection is the outgrowth of the project and includes 26 interviews, both audio and transcript, with 28 people. Each participant had the opportunity to review their interview transcript. The interviews include the voices of drug court participants and graduates, family members, and professionals associated with drug court. The majority of the interviews were conducted at the Logan Library, the host for the 24 May evening event: “Voices from Drug Court” that highlighted the project.

This project received a grant to support transcription from the Utah Humanities and Utah Division of State History.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Cache Valley Drug Court Oral History Project collection was created December 2016 to May 2017. The born-digital collection includes 26 interviews (audio and transcripts) with 28 people, identified by first name only, including drug court participants and graduates, family members, and professionals associated with drug court.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Cache Valley Drug Court Oral History Project collection must be obtained from theCurator of the Fife Folklore Archives and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: USU_Folk Coll 62; Cache Valley Drug Court Oral History Project collection; Fife Folklore Archives, Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_Folk Coll 62, USUSCA.

Alternative Forms Available

To view images, see the digital library collection of theCache Valley Drug Court Oral History Project

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

John oral historyReturn to Top

Description Dates
2016 December 14
2016 December 14

Rebecca oral historyReturn to Top

Description Dates
2016 December 15

Jessie oral historyReturn to Top

Description Dates
2016 December 5
2016-05-12

Spencer oral historyReturn to Top

Description Dates
2016 December 6
2016 December 6

Aaron oral historyReturn to Top

Description Dates
2017 February 10
2017 February 10

Angie W. oral historyReturn to Top

Description Dates
2017 February 14
2017 February 14

Joseph oral historyReturn to Top

Description Dates
2017 February 15
2017 February 15

Mark oral historyReturn to Top

Description Dates
2017 February 17
2017 February 17

Gerardo oral historyReturn to Top

Description Dates
2017 February 21
2017 February 21

Samantha oral historyReturn to Top

Description Dates
2017 February 22
2017 February 22

Brock oral historyReturn to Top

Description Dates
2017 February 23
2017 February 23

Shannon oral historyReturn to Top

Description Dates
2017 February 24
2017 February 24

Heather and Ryan oral historyReturn to Top

Description Dates
2017 February 26
2017 February 26

Mike oral historyReturn to Top

Description Dates
2017 February 7
2017 February 7

Ryan oral historyReturn to Top

Description Dates
2017 January 10
2017 January 10

Kamron oral historyReturn to Top

Description Dates
2017 January 12
2017 January 12

Brittany oral historyReturn to Top

Description Dates
2017 January 12
2017 January 12

Angie B. oral historyReturn to Top

Description Dates
2017 January 20
2017 January 20

Bill oral historyReturn to Top

Description Dates
2017 January 31
2017 January 31

Nicole oral historyReturn to Top

Description Dates
2017 January 9
2017 January 9

Cindy and Todd oral historyReturn to Top

Description Dates
2017 March 1
2017 March 1

Andrew oral historyReturn to Top

Description Dates
2017 March 1
2017 March 1

Tamra oral historyReturn to Top

Description Dates
2017 March 15
2017 March 15

Renee oral historyReturn to Top

Description Dates
2017 March 31
2017 March 31

Thomas oral historyReturn to Top

Description Dates
2017 March 7
2017 March 7

Michelle oral historyReturn to Top

Description Dates
2017 May 11
2017 May 11

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Drug abusers--Family relationships--Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)
  • Drug abuse--Treatment|zCache Valley (Utah and Idaho)
  • Drug courts--Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)
  • Parents of drug addicts--Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)
  • Parole--Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)
  • Probation--Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)
  • Twelve-step programs--Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Bear River District Health Department
  • Cache Valley Drug Court (Utah)
  • Utah--District Court (First District)