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http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/06/04/holder_sees_drug_courts_as_a_lifeline/
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US Attorney General Eric H. Holder, speaking in Boston yesterday at the nation’s largest conference on drugs and crime, said drug courts play a key role in rehabilitating addicts and reducing crime and should be available to more people, especially juveniles.
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http://www.ky3.com/news/local/93750744.html
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Missouri lawmakers approved an overhaul of the state's drunken driving laws on Thursday night. The change would enable courts and prosecutors to better track repeat offenders and let drivers get their licenses back in exchange for undergoing treatment.

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http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126170654&ft=1&f=1001
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Like drug court or mental health court, veterans court requires defendants to follow a strict program and uses peer mentors to help them stay the course.Judge Richard Hopper says if they do, they get the benefits and services they need and the chance to skip jail time
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http://www.legalnews.com/ingham/680532/
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The Honorable Donald L. Allen, Jr. celebrated the 17th graduation of the 55th District Court Sobriety Court on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 3pm in the Ingham County Courthouse in Mason.
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http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2010/04/29/guest-commentary-missouri-has-smart-approach-drunk-driving/
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The Boone County DWI court is one of more than 500 DWI courts in operation throughout the country including 44 in Missouri. The court is not an experiment, but rather an extension of the drug court model, the nation's most successful and cost effective ...
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http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid%3A985564
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The creation in 1993 of the county's drug court program – which gives defendants a chance to get sob­er, change their lives, and clear their criminal records – was at the forefront of a now national trend.
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http://www.thenewsherald.com/articles/2010/03/13/news/doc4b9bcebac5786422472888.txt
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WOODHAVEN — Four men have earned a new lease on life after completing a sobriety court program in 33rd District Court.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/16/us/16soldiers.html
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At the state level, special courts to deal with the problems of veterans are being formed across the nation, modeled on the special courts to deal with drug and mental health issues. Twenty-one veterans courts are in operation, said West Huddleston, the chief executive officer of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals.