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Drug Court in Medina County

Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 1:03 PM

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Today Judge Collier’s drug court program helps those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction get a chance at recovery. Watch the video below to see why Judge Collier’s drug court is so unique.

Produced by Lauren Wilson & Elizabeth Dickson

As of August 2011, there were over 2,600 drug courts operating across the country according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Criminal Justice Brief and 95 of those drug court programs can be found in Ohio. Some of these courts are given funding on the federal and state levels. While some programs focus specifically on medical treatment, others focus on examining the behavior of those in the program. In Medina County, Judge Christopher Collier implemented a drug court at one of the county’s Court of Common Pleas. His program is unlike most standard drug court models. Eight years ago Judge Collier decided to form a drug court program on his own, without any kind of government funding. His program focuses on teaching the participants’ accountability and assisting them on starting a new life-a life that’s completely drug free. Today Judge Collier’s drug court program helps those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction get a chance at recovery. Watch the video below to see why Judge Collier’s drug court is so unique.

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