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http://www.ajc.com/opinion/drug-courts-work-for-802551.html
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Drug courts work. I’ve been presiding over one since 2004. The drug court model calls for intensive judicial supervision over generally first offenders with no history of drug selling or violence as they receive an appropriate array of treatment and services, all while holding them strictly accountable for their behavior.
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http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20101208/NEWS01/12080320/1002/NEWS01
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MASON - One man said the program saved his life. Another said he felt fortunate - after three drunken driving convictions - that he hadn't killed himself or anyone else.
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http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/50686267-76/drug-court-courts-says.html.csp
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Utah drug courts have rehabilitated thousands of hard-core users, dramatically reducing their recidivism compared with those stuck behind bars.
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http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=201011190313
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One man rolled to the courtroom podium, using a wheelchair because of injuries he suffered when he drove drunk into a telephone pole.
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http://www.ksl.com/?nid=322&sid=13292847&autostart=y
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According to the Utah State Court records, every year 22,000 felonies are committed in Utah. It's estimated 75 percent of those are drug related. Drug Court offers a second chance to addicts who are in desperate need of one.
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http://www.columbian.com/news/2010/oct/27/sober-celebration-court-effort-substance/
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The name Elizabeth Anne Svaricek might not ring a bell, but you might remember her arrest. She made news in January 2007 as a drunk mom, one whose kids used her cell phone to call their dad from the car, crying and saying something wasn’t right.
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http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20100927/NEWS01/9260320
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For 14 people in Ouachita Parish, the day begins by checking a color. That way, they know whether it's their day to be tested. It can happen at any time, part of the agreement they made when they agreed to enter the 4th District Court's DWI court program.

There are thousands of heroes in the Drug Court community around the world. This is a space to honor those who have passed away and their service to Drug Courts.

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http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2010/08/15/1021232.aspx?sac=Home
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Cumberland County's sobriety court will break new ground in September when it is called to order for the first time.
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http://www.wlns.com/global/story.asp?s=12961791
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It was a big day for 10 people graduating from Ingham County's sobriety court. They completed a rigorous course of comprehensive drug treatment. Law enforcement says the program saves taxpayer money and keeps jails from overcrowding. Graduates say the program is about much more than that.