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Drug program offers second chances: Part I of II

Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 2:45 pm

Faced with the drug epidemic, overdoses climbing across America, and recognition that the majority of criminal offenses are driven by substance abuse, it became evident that there was a lack of intensive substance abuse treatment resources in our rural communities.

The Counties of Essex, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland came together in March 2017, to establish an Adult Drug Treatment Court Program that would serve the Northern Neck and Essex.

On February 21, 2019 the Northern Neck and Essex Adult Drug Treatment Court became one of approximately 3,316 treatment courts currently in operation.

Per the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) Drug Court is the most successful criminal justice intervention for addicted offenders – proven to save lives, money, and reduce crime.

For the full article, pick up the latest Northumberland echo 4/10/19