National Remembrance Day to be Held Saturday Marking 21st Anniversary of 9/11

Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse 

Hosts Local Event Honoring Victims of Two Tragedies  


SANTA BARBARA, CA (September 1, 2022) – The Council on Alcoholism and Drug

Abuse (CADA) Teen Court Program will host a Remembrance Event on Sunday, September 11, to commemorate the men, women and children who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993. In 2001, 2,977 individuals died in attacks on New York’s World Trade Center Twin Towers and the

Pentagon, and on the airline flights involved in the assaults. Six individuals perished in a 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City. Across the nation, 60 communities will hold similar events in coordination with event leader and sponsor Global Youth Justice, Inc., (Boston, MA); and event sponsor AmeriCorps (Washington, D.C.).


Each of the 60 Inaugural Communities will remember 50 of those who perished in these tragedies, marking the largest nationally coordinated commemoration of these life changing events. The 90-minute Santa Barbara event will be held at the lower portion of the Santa Barbara County Sunken Garden at 1100 Anacapa Street, beginning at 9 a.m. The public is cordially invited and is asked to bring their own seating.


Local officials speaking at the event include 24th District U.S. Representative Salud

Carbajal; Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley; Santa Barbara City

Mayor Randy Rouse; County of Santa Barbara Sheriff Bill Brown; Fire Chief Chris Mailes; and Board of Supervisor Gregg Hart.


The conclusion of the ceremony will include a reading of the names of the fallen (“We

Will Never Forget”) followed with a Bell Ringing by Multi-Agency Fire Department; a 21

Gun Salute by Multi-Agency Law Enforcement; a Memorial Flyover by the Sheriff’s Department; and Taps by the Pacific Coast Los Padres Council of the Boy Scouts of America.


About CADA’s Teen Court Program


Teen Court is a diversion program offered by the Daniel Bryant Youth & Family Center. It was established in 1993 by a superior court judge as a rehabilitative alternative to the traditional juvenile justice system for minors (ages 10-18) facing first-time misdemeanors and school code violations. Offenders are referred to the program by law enforcement and the Probation Department. Typical crimes reviewed in Teen Court include alcohol and drug offenses, petty theft, burglary, assault, driving offenses, curfew violations, trespassing, graffiti, and vandalism.


Offenders and their parents appear in front of a Peer Review Court that consists of a volunteer adult judge and a jury of teen peers. The court reviews the offender’s case and creates a personalized, restorative sentence that holds the individual accountable for their actions. A typical sentence will include a contract between the offender and the court that must be fulfilled within three months of sentencing. The process is designed to reduce the likelihood of repeat offense.


For more information, contact, 805.730.7575.


About the Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse (CADA)

Since 1949, CADA has delivered programs and services focused on educating, preventing, and treating substance abuse and co-occurring conditions affecting youth, adults, and families in Santa Barbara County. The agency works in close partnership with local schools, law enforcement, health care organizations, businesses, other nonprofits, and the media. CADA services are available to anyone impacted by alcohol, drugs, and/or mental health concerns, without regard to gender, gender preference, age, race, ethnicity, or national origin. For more information, visit


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