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July 14, 2012
By Kurt D. Johnson - Judge of District Court , The Journal

A couple of weeks ago the Minneapolis StarTribune published an editorial extolling the virtues of Drug Courts. (StarTribune, July 5, 2012) The first Drug Court started in Hennepin County in 1997. Today there are 38 Drug Courts in Minnesota. Recently the results of a two-and-a half-year study have been released showing that intensive treatment centered drug court programs are more likely than prison or incarceration to improve lives of those persons struggling with chemical addictions and that they save taxpayers money.



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