This week, I was able to attend the nationally recognized treatment court in Scranton, PA. The program was very impressive, a stark contrast from a 2011 episode of This American Life about drug court judge in Georgia.
Here is a description of the episode:
This week: A drug court program that we believe is run differently from every other drug court in the country, doing some things that are contrary to the very philosophy of drug court. The result? People with offenses that would get minimal or no sentences elsewhere sometimes end up in the system five to ten years