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Probation Department Gets Drug Court Grant

It’s taken awhile, but the Nevada County Probation Department has gotten a federal D-U-I Court Expansion Grant…

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Chief Probation Officer Mike Ertola says those courts are designed to keep mostly drug and alcohol offenders out of jail or prison,a nd into treatment programs. Ertola says the offender has to want treatment, the District Attorney and Public Defender have to agree to a plea deal, and a judge has to sign off…

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Drug courts started in the 1990s, and Ertola says have been a proven evidence-based approach to changing and improving offender behavior.

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