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Drug courts create discussion at county level

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An overcrowded jail has the concept of a drug court popping up in discussions at county board meetings and in county departments.

A drug court is a collaborative effort among law enforcement, judges, prosecutors, defense counsel, community corrections and other justice system members to handle cases involving substance-abusing offenders. The goal of the program is to rehabilitate offenders, reduce recidivism and decrease the number of prisoners in jails.

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