South Boston Drug Court

Total Running Time: 20 min. (All three chapters)

Drug Courts are an alternative to incarcerating repeat, non-violent drug felons. In lieu of jail, addicts are mandated to receive comprehensive treatment, which often reduces relapses and re-arrests. There are almost 1600 drug courts in the United States. In this film, a drug court in South Boston, MA is profiled, showing how the criminal justice system supervises long-term treatment for drug court clients.



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