New Problem-Solving Courts, Graduations and Awards
Celebrating their 20th anniversary this month, the Problem-Solving Courts are in the news a lot. Here's a representative sample of the past few days. You may not want to read all these articles (as I just have) but choose at least one or two of them for your daily inspiration.
Pasco County, Florida:
Graduations, Conferences & Celebrations:
Clark County, Nevada:
Clark County, Kentucky:
Wilmington, North Carolina:
Trenton, New Jersey:
Umatilla County, Oregon:
Genesee County, New York:
Ghent, West Virginia:
Lee County, Alabama:
A recovering methamphetamine addict who uses his story of attempted suicide as a one-man anti-drug campaign will kick off the Mississippi Association of Drug Court Professionals annual conference Wednesday in Natchez.
This is a sweet piece about John J. Duffy, a West Chester lawyer who received the Osceola Wesley award at Chester County Drug Court for his work helping others beat addictions. He's been sober 35 years, he said.
Albuquerque, New Mexico: Acupuncture and Drug Courts
And on a different note:
United Kingdom: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/article6307572.ece
Plans to create American-style community justice courts in which judges engage directly with offenders and take charge of their rehabilitation have been dropped.
Three years after the Government outlined proposals for a nationwide network of community courts, ministers have admitted that there is no money to fund them.
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