missouri chief justice richart teitelman 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