SEE ATTACHED PHOTO:  Judge James Cotton, Sen. Yager and other court supporters

NASHVILLE — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) has been named the 2019 recipient of the Rod Bragg Recovery Hero Award from the Tennessee Association of Recovery Court Professionals (TARCP).  Yager received the prestigious honor for his unwavering support of Recovery/Drug Courts across Tennessee.

“We are very fortunate to have some of the best courts in Tennessee in our senatorial district, including the Scott County Recovery Court and the 8th Judicial Recovery Court,” said Sen. Yager.   “These courts are doing an incredible job improving outcomes and transforming lives in Tennessee.  I am very pleased to support their remarkable efforts to move defendants onto a drug-free path.”

TARCP is committed to reducing substance abuse, crime, and recidivism in Tennessee by promoting, advocating, and supporting Recovery Courts.  Their efforts have resulted in the reduction of substance abuse, crime, and recidivism, both locally and throughout the state.