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City Drug Court celebrates National Drug Court Month

May 28, 2013

The Dunkirk City Treatment Court recently celebrated National Drug Court Month at the Court’s graduation/open house in the Dunkirk City Courtroom in City Hal....

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May-28-13 1:49 PM

Too bad we reward the troublemakers and lawbreakers with taxpayer funded resources, and do so little for those that actually attend school and get good grades without accumulating a criminal record. Our rewards for good behavior system is all screwed up. Seems like if we are willing to invest in the worst of our youth, we should be willing to invest EQUALLY in the best of our youth.

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May-28-13 1:49 PM

“…According to the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, 75 percent of successful Drug Court graduates are never arrested again, and treatment Courts are considered the nation's most effective strategy in reducing re-arrests…”

Of course they think they are the most effective, what do you expect their policy to be? You are asking the people whose jobs depend on more funding, if the funding should be continued. And if 75% are never arrested again (no time frame provided), that means that 25% of the “successful” graduates are re-arrested. Even if they are not arrested again, that doesn’t mean they are not using drugs. And of course, there is also the unsuccessful portion of the enrollment. ……continued next comment …….

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May-28-13 8:33 AM

I congratulate the drug court for helping many people address and break their addictions to drugs.

My only question is: why are not parenting classes REQUIRED for all who have children? Everyone must know by now that having a caretaker parent with a drug or alcohol addiction greatly affects the child. Yet, these parents do not have to attend parenting classes or address the harm that they might have done to their children.

Once again, it is the young child who is forgotten and ignored. Sad and tragic.

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