Robert Russell, a judge in Buffalo, New York, after noticing an increasing number of veterans on his docket, in 2008 created the first court specialised and adapted to meet the needs of veterans.
Since the local drug court began in November 2005, 53 people have completed the minimum 14-month program. The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy marks this week as national Drug Court Commencement week.
During my 20 years serving on the bench, after my career as a prosecutor, no courtroom experience has been as uplifting, powerful or transformative as drug court.
The best way to keep drug offenders from returning to prison.
The road that led John Clum to an Oklahoma courtroom last year began in Iraq in 2005, during his first combat deployment with the 82nd Airborne Division.
Saving a little money now will mean Kentucky will pay more in the long run.
After drug court graduation, she continued with her studies, earning a degree at Northern Illinois University and then a law degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Today, she handles misdemeanor cases for the Will County state's attorney's office.
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.