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Juvenile Drug Court expanded in Dayton

By June 18, 2010April 15th, 2014No Comments

Dayton, OH – As a result of LEAD’s April 2010 Nehemiah Action, County Commissioner Dan Foley partnered with Juvenile Drug Court Judge Anthony Capizzi in securing $250,000 to expand the Montgomery County Juvenile Drug Court by 50%, adding 50 slots which will serve approximately 100 more youth per year in substance abuse treatment. Drug Courts operate under a specialized model in which the criminal justice system, mental health, and treatment communities work together to help non-violent offenders treat their addictions and become productive citizens, and has proven to lower recidivism and tax spending on crime when properly implemented.