Patrick Long, Ward 3 alderman gives us his views regarding the concept of a drug court as an alternative to incarceration.
This archive contains his ideas for funding and operating this program and offers statistics supporting the success rate of programs like it.
Can funding a treatment program result in a long term savings as opposed to incarceration?
Alderman Long cites studies which suggest that as many as 2/3 of participants complete this program. Listen in to hear why this may be a better way to address the epidemic of drug abuse.