drug court http://kbia.org en Chief justice praises drug courts in annual address http://kbia.org/post/chief-justice-praises-drug-courts-annual-address <P><A href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27">Missouri Supreme Court </A><A href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=197">Chief Justice Richard Teitelman</A> sang the praises of&#160;the state's&#160;drug court system during his annual State of the Judiciary Address Wednesday.</P> <P>He told lawmakers that 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of the state’s drug courts, which provide treatment options for non-violent drug offenders.</P> <P>“With a graduation rate exceeding 50 percent, Missouri now has more than 12,000 graduates who successfully have completed treatment court programs," Tei Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:13:47 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27756 at http://kbia.org Chief justice praises drug courts in annual address 'Cocaine? No thanks!' http://kbia.org/post/cocaine-no-thanks <p>Back in the late 1980s, while the nation was in the grips of the war on drugs, some courts started experimenting with alternative sentencing programs they hoped would be cheaper and more effective than incarceration.&nbsp;&nbsp;This week, the most recent batch of offenders graduated from the Boone County drug court, which is seen as a national role-model.</p><p> Wed, 23 May 2012 15:40:38 +0000 Jacob Fenston 14634 at http://kbia.org 'Cocaine? No thanks!'