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http://www.ket.org/episode/KCWRS%20001138/
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NADCP COO Terrence Walton discusses how treatment courts became the foundation for justice reform

Urge Congress to Support Treatment Courts

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a642I-i7nkM
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New Hampshire Superior Court Chief Justice Tina Nadeau offers a powerfull TED Talk on Drug Courts
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http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2016-01-13/how-to-fix-drug-courts
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Drug courts can be a good strategy for treating the U.S.’s twin epidemics of substance abuse and mass incarceration. But they need to be used more often, and more carefully.
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http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/09/how-treatment-courts-can-reduce-crime/407704/
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But this is the way it should be: routing people away from prison as opposed to sending people whose criminality is treatable behind bars.
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http://www.psmag.com/politics-and-law/drug-courts-grow-up
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As drug courts spread across the world, new standards and best practices aim to hold them all accountable.
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/time-to-tackle-unfinished-business-in-criminal-justice-reform/2015/02/27/e17878bc-bdf9-11e4-bdfa-b8e8f594e6ee_story.html
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We should seek to expand the use of federal drug courts throughout the country for low-level drug offenses. These programs provide proven alternatives to incarceration for men and women who are willing to do the hard work of recovery, and it is my hope that, in the next five years, there will be an operational drug court in every federal district — with individual states following suit.
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http://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/sunday-scary-mary-presiding-n124551
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An iron fisted judge nicknamed 'Scary Mary' uses fear, tough love and humor to save addicts in her Michigan Drug Court.
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http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/us-drug-courts-favor-treatment-addiction-over-jail-time-n78591

Twenty-five years ago, Miami-Dade County in Florida was overwhelmed with the crack cocaine epidemic. The judges there kept locking up the same addicts over and over so the county came up with a different concept to deal with them - drug courts.

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http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCwQqQIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.npr.org%2F2014%2F04%2F13%2F302532188%2Fdrug-courts-help-addicts-recover-but-may-cost-them-their-rights&ei=MIRNU4PcLNSosQSWnYG4DQ&usg=AFQjCNG7QZnbHUpXZntuWlFlX0tfh6Ji1g&sig2=-ismz-hC3XcjKm3EgQXm3w&bvm=bv.64764171,d.cWc
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CEO West Huddleston Talks about the 25th Anniversary of Drug Courts