The West Virginia court system continues to add treatment courts throughout the state and to celebrate graduates who successfully complete the program.
The goal of treatment courts is to help participants overcome addictions that may have led them to commit crimes, thus improving the quality of life for them and their families. Turning people who might have become repeat offenders into productive citizens also improves public safety. The programs can be more productive, cost-effective, and humane than incarceration for those who have committed non-violent crimes and are a low to moderate risk to be released into the community.
There are several types of treatment courts in West Virginia, including adult drug courts, juvenile drug courts, and family treatment courts. The Supreme Court Administrative Office continues to try to expand these programs across West Virginia.
Drug Court Video
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