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Justice praises drug court program

April 20, 2013

PARKERSBURG — Five more people joined the ranks of graduates from the West Central Drug Court in a ceremony Friday in the Judge Black Annex....

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Apr-21-13 9:55 AM

Well said "Watching" and "BakerKat"

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Apr-20-13 9:05 PM

Dang Jane let's recap you can't stand less than perfect children or adults. Congrats grads, keep up the good work and make a better life for yourself and your children. Takes a lot of hard work and guts to change, don't go back to the old ways - the difference is now you know you can do it, as a mom I am proud of all of you, and I am sure your moms are too.

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Apr-20-13 8:13 PM

Congratulations to all the graduates! Your family's are so proud of you. You can help others by paying it forward.

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Apr-20-13 8:26 AM

In my opinion treatment in lieu of conviction has been a horrible-and very expensive-failure. Jail and prison are much more effective tools for change. Giving people a free ride because they have an addiction is counterproductive.

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Apr-20-13 8:24 AM

60 people may have graduated but how many of them are still clean,sober and employed-meaning not on welfare? This article poses more questions than it asks. How much is this program costing taxpayers? Even if these people get sober at a halfway house the taxpayers pick up the tab. They get introduced to welfare, get foodstamps, a medical card, access to a free education, childcare/daycare-but how many of them actually see this program through and become a productive, clean member of society and how many fail and become career welfare mothers and fathers? Calling this program a success is like calling the institution of marriage a success because fifty couples got married last month. But how many of them made it work and did not get divorced? I don't think we got the whole picture with this article.

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