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Nevada County Promotes Success of Drug Court

It’s a way to keep drug offenders from doing serious prison time, and it’s been going on in Nevada County for about 20 years. It’s called Drug Court, and according to county officials, three quarters of Drug Court graduates remain arrest free at least two years after their graduation. County Interim Public Defender Keri Klein says
not every offender qualifies…

Listen to Keri Klein 1

Part of the conditions of drug court is regular supervision, including contact with court officials almost every day. Klein says not every offender comes out clean and sober for good, but Klein says the drug court system is working…

Listen to Keri Klein 2

Klein says the biggest challenge afterwards is getting jobs for drug court graduates, but she says several local businesses are stepping up and hiring. May is National Drug Court Awareness Month.

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