Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Drug Court Honors 12 New Graduates.

IN BRIEF

The 2nd Judicial District's Drug Court held graduation ceremonies at the Bernalillo County Courthouse Wednesday for 12 new graduates.

That brings the total number of graduates to 353 since the state's first drug court began as a pilot project in September 1995.

New Mexico is among the states pioneering this increasingly popular approach to nonviolent first-time drug offenders that mixes strict supervision and treatment as an alternative to incarceration. …

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