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.