Director State: 
Mississippi
Director TItle: 
U.S. District Judge
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*Federal Drug Court Judge. Pioneered Drug Courts in Mississippi as a state judge. A champion for Federal Drug Courts among U.S. Court Judges and Magistrates.

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Director State: 
New York
Director TItle: 
Supervising Judge
Director Quote: 

*Created the First Drug Court in New York. First state to have a Drug Court in every county. First Drug Court to develop a separate track for veterans. Instrumental in the 2009 repeal of the  New York Rockefeller Drug Laws.

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Director State: 
New York
Director TItle: 
Buffalo City Drug Court
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*Presides over the First Veterans Treatment Court in the nation.  Presides  over one of the largest Drug Courts in the nation (1,000 participants) since 1995.  An early Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court pioneer.

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Director State: 
Pennsylvania
Director TItle: 
Presiding Judge of Philadelphia Treatment Court (retired)
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Prior to his retirement, Judge Presenza spent 27 years on the Bench. He was President Judge of the Philadelphia Municipal Court for ten years, presiding judge of the Philadelphia Treatment Court for twelve years and President of the Pennsylvania Association of Drug Court Professionals for four years. Judge Presenza also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the NADCP.

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Director State: 
Kentucky
Director TItle: 
Administrative Office of the Courts - Executive Officer, Statewide Services
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*Served 10 years as a felony prosecutor, focusing on drug crimes, sexual assaults and domestic violence.  Kentucky has a unified, statewide drug court program and since 2003 she has overseen the Kentucky AOC Division of Drug Court.  In 2010, she also began overseeing Kentucky’s Pretrial Services Program.

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Director State: 
Michigan
Director TItle: 
Presiding Drug Treatment Court Judge, 36th District Court
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*Presiding Drug Court Judge of the 36th District Court of Detroit, Michigan, Judge Lloyd and her late sister were the country’s first twin judges to sit on the same bench at the same time.

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Director State: 
Delaware
Director TItle: 
Acting Attorney General & Chief Deputy Attorney General
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*Currently Chief Deputy Attorney General of Delaware.  A former Superior Court Judge from Delaware, who has previously served as Attorney General of Delaware and as an International Judge on the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Palmer, of Malden, kicked his habit about five years ago, thanks in large part to a treatment program mandated through the Dunklin County Drug Court.

Item URL: 
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090901/ap_on_re_us/us_drug_czar_meth
Description: 
Palmer, of Malden, kicked his habit about five years ago, thanks in large part to a treatment program mandated through the Dunklin County Drug Court.
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http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2009/07/30/stopping_heroin_use_before_its_too_late/
Description: 
Drug Court offers an alternative to incarceration for nonviolent addicted offenders.
Item URL: 
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jAUeT4w6h2Tf5-ToNP4zdMOljKDAD99N6DH81
Description: 
The idea was praised by visiting U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske, who noted "drug courts" can sentence people to rehabilitation programs instead of prison.