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Drug Court v. LEAD: What Is the Difference?

Tessie Castillo | Posted 07.29.2016 | Crime
Tessie Castillo

Embed from Getty Images The time is ripe for conversations about criminal justice reform, especially when it comes to drug use. It can no longer be ...

New Hampshire - A Drug Treatment Court and Rehab in Every County

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Elaine Pawlowski

In the mist of New Hampshire's opioid epidemic, Governor Hassan has made the decision to sign Senate Bill 464 into law, establishing a statewide drug court program in each and every New Hampshire county.

Legislators Panic and Force Addiction Treatment

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 09.16.2016 | New York
Elaine Pawlowski

Making naloxone available with an attached condition during a life and death emergency is not only irresponsible and stigmatizing but cruel.

Jason Cherkis

Heroin Addicts Finally Get Some Help From Kentucky Drug Courts | Jason Cherkis | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky will no longer require opioid addicts to stop taking prescribed treatment medications as a condition of participating in the st...

Lindsay Lohan: Punishment or Treatment?

West Huddleston | Posted 03.31.2013 | Crime
West Huddleston

From one side, we will hear demands for incarceration; from the other, outcries for treatment. While I do not know Ms. Lohan or the details of her case, I do know that for offenders who are addicted, neither jail or treatment alone works. Drug Courts do.

Diversion a Must for Justice and Economy

Katy Welter | Posted 07.12.2011 | Chicago
Katy Welter

Imagine a program that saves Cook County at least $20 million per year while reducing crime, incarceration, and unemployment. This is no fantasy -- it's called diversion court.

Drug Courts: You'd Think They Would Work

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

The drug court follows the medical model of addiction, which is American to its core, and which actually produces worse results than allowing courts to follow their usual rough brands of justice.

Sentencing Kids to "Life or Meth"

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Don McNay

"People don't you understand, the child needs a helping hand." - Elvis Presley. I walked by a car in a parking lot that had a sticker on it that r...

Breaking Our Addiction to Prison

Gen. Barry McCaffrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gen. Barry McCaffrey

It has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Drug Courts work. Drug Courts significantly reduce drug abuse and crime and do so at less expense than any other justice strategy.

The Not-So-Hidden Costs of Preemie Births to Addict Moms

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ramon Resa, MD

Shouldn't we do everything to save a child, no matter the risk or the cost?

Ryan Grim

Trey Anastasio, Phish Frontman, Tells Addiction Story On Capitol Hill, Lobbies For Drug Courts | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Phish's floppy-haired frontman is sporting a sharp, navy blue suit, which can only mean one of two things. And he isn't in a courtroom, so he must be ...

Warring Philosophies Regarding Drug Treatment: To Jail or Not Jail for Relapse

Tony Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Newman

Let's help drug addicts where they're at and not let perfection be the enemy of good. Let's make sure that we offer compassion and empowerment, not judgment and a jail cell.