Drug Court Lands Grant
Posted: October 23, 2012 at 2:01 a.m.
The Washington/Madison County Drug Court received a three-year, $975,000 federal grant Monday to help pay for treatment, education and job programs, and to track participants to determine what works.
At A Glance
What Is Drug Court?
Washington/Madison County Drug Court was established in April 1999 with five participants under the supervision of Circuit Judge Mary Ann Gunn. It serves more than 150 clients a year, and about 1,500 people have participated. More than 86 percent of all participants successfully graduate from the program; the national average is 75 percent.
The program aims to keep nonviolent, first-time drug offenders out of the court system and get them off drugs by placing them in an intensive, nine-month counseling and supervision program.
Source: Staff Report
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