Chatham County has helped to make Drug Court a successful reality. The program has rescued the clientsthat the Court serves from lives of addiction, despair, and incarceration, enabling them to live rich, rewarding, productive lives.
“What you learn is that drug courts, which involve treatment for all the individuals and real support – along with sanctions when they fail – are a more cost effective method of dealing with drug problems than either probation or prison.” (Institute for Applied Research, 2004).
“Ultimately, the power of drug court lies in improving lives and saving families. Drug
courts give hope to the hopeless by reuniting parents with children, citizens with their community, and
spouses with one another.”
-- NCDI, Painting the Current Picture: National Report Card on Drug Courts, May, 2008, p. 3.
The Drug Court wishes to thank the Chatham County Commission and the taxpayers of Chatham County for their support.