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For more information about Arkansas drug courts, contact Carol L. Roddy , state drug court coordinator, at the Adminstrative Office of the Courts, (800) 950-8221.
Carol Roddy, state drug ...
Carol Roddy, state drug court coordinator with the Arkansas Administrative Office of Courts, says five of the courts are in operation and that a total of 10 will have funding by this July.
Each of the 10 jurisdictions has been approved to receive $35,000 to hire a probation/intake officer.
says the courts will get a total of $1.5 million in state funding spread over the coming two years - $500,000 in the first year, $1 million in the second.
Carol L. ...
Carol L. Roddy
State Drug Court Coordinator
Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts
Justice Building, Suite 1100
625 Marshall St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
Carol L. Roddy, State Drug ...
Carol L. Roddy, State Drug Court Coordinator said, "The programs truly are a success.
She says that because addiction is a chronic illness, like diabetes or heart disease, locking these individuals up is not going to solve the problem, it is simply costing taxpayers huge amounts yearly.
said the drug court programs are very structured and must be adhered to by the accused person in order to complete the program and avoid a prison term and possibly a felony charge on their criminal record.
In addition to the obvious benefits of the program over traditional incarceration, Roddy
said the courts help participants obtain their GED, help them get their driver's license back as well as provide ongoing drug treatment options in the form of both group and community therapy.
2009 State Drug Court Conferences