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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/03/01/eveningnews/main6256809.shtml
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Marks had just started a special court designed to give veterans who commit nonviolent crimes a second chance. "We're working with someone who has a special quality and that that special quality is that he or she made a commitment to their country, to giving their life," she told Martin.
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http://www.ifallsdailyjournal.com/news/county-news/oberstar-hears-about-success-drug-court-funding-needs-laurel-beager-editor-102
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A court’s success in saving lives and saving money in Koochiching County has helped garner more funding and a visit by the official that helped get the money.
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http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100207/COL32/2070472/1322/Give-another-chance-with-a-breathtaking-hitch&template=fullarticle
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Drunken driving is a deadly menace, and it bothers me not at all that people convicted of it can face thousands of dollars in fines, court costs and lawyer bills. The damage they can do can cost innocent people far more
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http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE60K63G20100121
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Over the past 20 years drug courts have cut crime rates and proved far cheaper than prison. They are also expected to be part of a drug strategy report the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama is due to issue in February.
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http://ydr.inyork.com/ci_13984895?IADID=Search-ydr.inyork.com-ydr.inyork.com
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When it comes to the concept of "DUI courts," state Rep. Seth Grove, R-Dover Township, said there's an important distinction.
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http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/queens_dwi_court_keeps_many_offenders_MP9Cn1GfaHh6v49nqFoA1M
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Just days after Gov. David Paterson signed a new law that cracks down on drunk drivers who endanger the lives of children, the Queens district attorney touted the success... city’s first DWI court.
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http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2009/11/stimulus_grant_allows_muskegon.html
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MUSKEGON COUNTY — Muskegon County’s Sobriety Court has benefited in a big way from the federal economic stimulus program, landing a two-year, $500,000 grant.
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http://www.newsweek.com/id/216866
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Drug courts seem to be that vanishingly rare thing in Washington: an issue with near consensus.
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http://www.ky3.com/news/local/63564062.html
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SPRINGFIELD -- Blitzed behind the wheel -- it's a feeling that Trent Presley's not proud to know. "I knew I had a problem, and I knew I needed help, and I just wasn't willing to make the effort to reach out and get the help myself," he said.
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Mississippi
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Circuit Judge, 12th Judicial District
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*Former public defender and prosecutor elected Circuit Judge on a platform stressing the need for Drug Courts. Established the Forrest/Perry County Adult Drug and DUI Court program in 2003.

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