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May 10, 2005

Interesting coverage of drug courts

With thanks to CrimProf for the tip, I recommend this thoughtful NPR story about drug courts.  The story provides background on drug courts and a nice review of the debate over their effectiveness.  The story also reports that the Bush administration is seeking to "boost funding for drug courts from $40 million to $70 million." 

Meanwhile, I see from this editorial in the Charlotte Observer that the North Carolina legislature has plans to "eliminate $1 million for the 30 drug court programs" in the state.  The editorial laments this development: "Drug courts SAVE the state money.  The consequence of eliminating funding is also clear: It would COST the state more than the $1 million it saves."

I have previously provided a lot of resources about drug courts in this prior post.

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Hello,

I am looking for help for my 24 year old son who was just kicked out of the Fredericksburg, Va Drug Court program after a year of being sober and working hard in the program. He was kicked out because he did something stupid on his MySpace Internet account, referring to a Drug Court officer. But he made no threats or anything egregious, it was just an immature act because he felt threatened by this particular officer.
He was doing great in the program and was about to be promoted to level 3, the final phase of the program.
I think he was the victim of discrimation because he is very quiet and keeps to himself and didn't go out of his way to be buddy-buddy with a lot of the Drug Court staff.
He just did what he was supposed to do and kept to himself a lot...though he was always cooperative.
I need a good attorney who will help him fight the reason he was kicked out. There was nothing in their rules regarding Internet activity and they kicked him out and put him in jail to await sentencing on his felony drug charges. (two).
No due process...nothing.
Can you please refer me to someone who can help?
His sentencing is Nov 13.
Thanks,

Patty Smith
540-972-5899

Posted by: Patty Smith | Sep 17, 2007 10:49:13 PM

Hello,

I am looking for help for my 24 year old son who was just kicked out of the Fredericksburg, Va Drug Court program after a year of being sober and working hard in the program. He was kicked out because he did something stupid on his MySpace Internet account, referring to a Drug Court officer. But he made no threats or anything egregious, it was just an immature act because he felt threatened by this particular officer.
He was doing great in the program and was about to be promoted to level 3, the final phase of the program.
I think he was the victim of discrimation because he is very quiet and keeps to himself and didn't go out of his way to be buddy-buddy with a lot of the Drug Court staff.
He just did what he was supposed to do and kept to himself a lot...though he was always cooperative.
I need a good attorney who will help him fight the reason he was kicked out. There was nothing in their rules regarding Internet activity and they kicked him out and put him in jail to await sentencing on his felony drug charges. (two).
No due process...nothing.
Can you please refer me to someone who can help?
His sentencing is Nov 13.
Thanks,

Patty Smith
540-972-5899

Posted by: Patty Smith | Sep 17, 2007 10:49:32 PM

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