Drug Court

Happy Anniversary, Drug Court!

May 16, 2018
T.McDonald / Prairie Public

The month of May is being used as a time to celebrate Drug Courts across the United States. As Prairie Public's Todd McDonald reports, the programs are an alternative to jail for select individuals.

Drug Court: A Criminal Justice Success Story

Apr 13, 2017

One of the success stories in North Dakota’s criminal justice system has been its drug courts. In this  Journeys Through Justice story, Meg Luther Lindholm looks at how drug court works through the experience of one man who tried and failed at everything else.

Every Thursday at 4pm the gavel comes down to signal the start of drug court in Fargo, North Dakota.  This week approximately 20 drug offenders have shown up to report on their efforts to stay clean of drugs and alcohol.