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Cushing, OK1600kush.com

Man Arrested In Cushing Jailed On $100,000 Bail On Domestic Violence Charge

(Cushing, Okla.) — A Stillwater man, who was jailed on $100,000 bail following his arrest at a Cushing convenience store, has been ordered to appear before a Payne County judge Tuesday on a felony count of domestic violence as a subsequent offense along with a misdemeanor count of threatening to stab his wife and daughter in the neck if they did not take him where he wanted to go.
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Staunton, VANBC 29 News

Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Drug Court host drug court for participant

STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) -The Staunton Augusta Waynesboro Drug Court is a voluntary drug and alcohol rehabilitation program led by local court and law enforcement services. They held a graduation on Thursday. The program includes five phases, treatment, recovery meetings, drug tests, and review hearings every week. “As they go along...
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Madison, VANBC 29 News

Drug court coming to Madison and Orange

MADISON, Va. (WVIR) - Madison and Orange Counties are planning to create a drug court to help people recover from addiction. The first piece of finalizing this is to hire a drug treatment court coordinator, which is open right now for people to apply to. “It’s something we have been...
Shiawassee County, MIArgus Press

Drug court honors ‘grads’

CORUNNA — Shiawassee County’s Drug Court celebrated the graduation of three members at a ceremony Thursday, and the theme among the graduates, participants, and counselors was one of hope and recovery. Two men and a woman graduated from the program, which participants usually complete in about two years. One of...
Bexar County, TXsanantoniomag.com

Get to Know the New Bexar County Children’s Court Associate Judge

Kimberly Burley has always insisted that her daughters put their all into everything they attempt. “I push them to reach for the stars and not to be deterred by anyone saying they can’t do it,” she says. So, while Burley, 51, was hesitant to apply when an associate judge position opened in the Bexar County Children’s Court after Judge Richard Garcia retired earlier this year, she realized she had to at least try. “I can’t look them in the eye if I’m a hypocrite,” she says. Burley was appointed by the county’s 14 civil district court judges and sworn in as associate judge in May, becoming the first African American woman to hold the position. “I feel like first and foremost, I am a role model to my African American teenagers,” she says. With over 20 years focusing on children’s cases in the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, Burley knows well the challenges children face when removed from home due to abuse or neglect. As a judge, she says she hopes to follow the example of Garcia and work for the best interest of each child in her courtroom. “I’m still extremely excited and overwhelmed, but I’m feeling extremely blessed,” she says. “I’m going to keep doing what I can to help children.”
Dekalb County, INEvening Star

Addiction Treatment Court looks to break the cycle

AUBURN — When Adam Squiller threw his hat in the ring for Judge of DeKalb Superior Court 1, he stressed the importance of starting a drug court in DeKalb County. A little over six months after taking the bench, the DeKalb County Addiction Treatment Court has become a reality. The court’s first session occurred on July 21, in DeKalb Superior Court 1.
Family RelationshipsSt. Clair News-Aegis

Largest family drug court program graduation

The family drug court program New Pathways celebrated its 19th graduation on July 26. This was celebrated as the program’s biggest graduation with nine graduates and the 98th graduate in total. According to Judge Robert Minor, 187 children have been returned home or been positively affected over the 10 year...
Peoria, AZkyma.com

Woman overcomes addiction through drug court

PEORIA, Arizona (KPHO) — A Peoria woman is sharing her story from rock bottom to redemption after overcoming addiction. Leslie Eckstein credits Maricopa Count Adult Drug Court programs that recently received national recognition. “Today, I’m feeling pretty good about myself because I’ve come a long way,” says Eckstein. Her journey...
Georgia Statefryelawgroup.com

What are Georgia’s accountability courts and why do we have them?

It’s no secret that the justice system in the United States doesn’t always work for everyone. As part of an effort to reform the criminal justice system in Georgia, the State legislature created the Georgia Accountability Court Program in 2012 to offer alternatives to sentencing and incarceration for people convicted of nonviolent crimes.

Alberta government announces new drug treatment court for Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie will be home to Alberta’s newest drug treatment court. Drug treatment courts are designed to help break the cycle of addiction-motivated crime by giving non-violent offenders access to judicially supervised treatment and recovery. Treatment is supplemented by frequent drug testing, sanctions, incentives and social services. Grande Prairie City...
Public Safetymygrandeprairienow.com

Drug treatment court coming to Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie will be home to a new drug treatment court by the end of the year, as the province tries to break the cycle of addiction-motivated crime for a number of offenders. The court places more focus on treatment for addiction and recovery and includes frequent drug testing, sanctions, incentives, and social services support.
Floyd County, VASouthwest Virginia Today

Drug Court grads show ‘commitment to recovery’

FLOYD — Two members of Floyd County’s busy, and difficult, Drug Court graduated this week, on July 27, completing a long and challenging trip through rehab and rebuilding. “When you’re 32 and sitting in jail and have a 10-year-old at home alone, you finally realize that it is time to make the changes you need,” said one, a woman who admitted struggling to deal with the requirements of the court.