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Drug Court continues to help turn lives around
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Nine people graduated last week in the most recent graduating class for the 31st Judicial District Drug Court Program.Since becoming operational in July 2004, Drug Court, which serves Van Buren and Warren County, has had 66 individuals complete the program successfully. Drug Court boasts an 81 percent success rate for graduates, according to Drug Court director C. Brad Price.“The main goal of the Drug Court Program is to help individuals become productive law-abiding citizens and become drug addiction free,” Price said. “The Drug Court’s objective is being accomplished by holding participants to a higher degree of accountability through intense supervision, treatment, and increased court appearances.”Drug Court is a minimum of 18 months.