Judge Sakai receives the Judge John C. Creuzot Award for Judicial Vision and Leadership.

The Texas Association of Specialty Court Courts (TASC) builds and strengthens Texas specialty courts through collaboration, advocacy, and education.

Judge John C. Creuzot Award for Judicial Vision and Leadership

Judge John C. Creuzot Award, he was a pioneer of the drug courts in Texas playing a significant role in changing the courts of criminal justice in Texas. Judge Creuzot recognized the need to steer the Texas criminal justice system in a different direction by giving repeat drug offenders an opportunity to change in the face of great opposition. Ignoring criticism and a new nickname, “let’em go Creuzot,” Judge Creuzot demonstrated courage, vision, and conviction to the belief that drug courts were and evidence-based practice worthy of establishing in Texas. Established in 2010, the Creuzot Award honors a Judge who demonstrates visionary leadership and courage used to further the ideal and concept of problem-solving courts.