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In June of 2003 Richard Baron, Jerry Breslin and Honorable Jeffery Rosinek had a vision. Based on their experience with dealing with those afflicted with alcohol and substance addiction, they were aware that most addicts and alcoholics will “hit bottom” prior to beginning their road to recovery. Unfortunately, the bottom that most severe addicts and alcoholics hit is that they have lost their jobs, alienated their families and friends, have been arrested and are often homeless. Although the Drug Court offers arrested addicts and alcoholics an opportunity to seek treatment for their addiction and permits them the opportunity to have their charges dropped if they successfully complete the imposed treatment conditions, even the successful completion of the Drug Court program is not enough for many of the drug courts defendant’s to get a “new lease on life” because many still had no place to call home. To this end, in July of 2003, Richard, Jerry and Judge Rosinek founded and formed the Friends of the Drug Court, Inc., a Florida Non-Profit Corporation. Since its inception, the FODC has provided well over one million dollars to support the Miami-Drug Court; with almost 100% of all contributions going to aid the Court and its participants. Richard Baron who serves as the President of the FODC, and Jerry Breslin as Executive Director since its inception, are the driving force behind the organization. In addition, except for the cost of the annual audit, there are virtually no administrative expenses in running the FODC as Richard and Jerry run the organization from the law offices.
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