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RISE24: An Unforgettable Experience

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RISE24 Convenes 7,000+ Public Safety and Public Health Leaders

For four incredible days in May, the Anaheim Convention Center buzzed with the energy and enthusiasm of justice, treatment, and social service professionals from across the nation, on hand for the world’s preeminent conference on addiction, mental health, and justice reform.

Below are highlights from the unparalleled education, inspiration, and fellowship that only RISE can offer.

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Dr. Doug Marlowe outlines the second edition of the Adult Treatment Court Best Practice Standards

Throughout the week, attendees participated in sessions anchored in the recently released Adult Treatment Court Best Practice Standards. During the first general session, the standards' principal author, Dr. Doug Marlowe, outlined highlights from the second edition.

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Kerry Washington discusses why the stories of justice-involved people matter

Kerry Washington may be best known for her iconic role as Olivia Pope on the show "Scandal," but she also has chosen to use her platform as a director and producer to tell the stories of people impacted by the justice system. She joined All Rise board member and treatment court alumni Abby Frutchey on stage to discuss her TV series "Unprisoned" and show her support for treatment courts.

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Treatment court alumni coordinator Regina Campbell inspires with her recovery story

Regina Campbell serves as the alumni coordinator for the Eddy County Drug Court in New Mexico, the same program from which she graduated. She described how treatment court helped save her life, which she now devotes to being of service to other alumni, and what the phrase "All Rise" means to her and her fellow alumni.

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RISE24 saw a record number of alumni attendees; hear the remarkable story of how actor Dulé Hill helped make this possible

Over 200 treatment court alumni attended RISE24, the most ever! Actor and All Rise Ambassador Dulé Hill donated his "Celebrity Jeopardy" winnings to provide scholarships to help some of these alumni attend.

Award-winning actor and All Rise ambassador Martin Sheen, right, performs A.R. Gurney’s play “Love Letters” with his “West Wing” co-star and All Rise director of strategic engagement Melissa Fitzgerald, left, at RISE24, the national conference for All Rise on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 in Anaheim, Calif. (Kyusung Gong/AP Content Services for All Rise)

Martin Sheen and Melissa Fitzgerald reunite to perform "Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney

All Rise Ambassador Martin Sheen joined All Rise Director of Strategic Engagement Melissa Fitzgerald for a special performance of the moving play "Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney.

XXXX on Wednesday, May. 22, 2024 in Anaheim, Calif. (Kyusung Gong/AP Content Services for All Rise)

RISE24 convenes an Alumni Leadership Training Institute

All Rise and The National Treatment Court Alumni Association partnered to provide 12 treatment court alumni the unique opportunity to receive scholarships to attend RISE24 and participate in professional leadership development.