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Allegany Co. Drug Court Program Showing Promise

April 3rd, 2017 by WCBC Radio

A pilot drug court program that began in Allegany County at the end of 2015 is showing some promise- particularly in the recidivism rate.  A Drug Court is a special court that hears selected felony and misdemeanor cases involving non-violent, drug-using offenders.   The program includes frequent random drug testing, judicial supervision, drug treatment counseling, educational and vocational training opportunities, and the use of court-imposed sanctions and incentives.  Allegany County State’s Attorney Michael Twigg said that when he was first approached about the drug court concept- he was a skeptic. The early success however has made him a believer in the program…


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