Is there such thing as a second chance in the criminal justice system? Fortunately, in Guam there is — at least for some people caught up in the underworld of drug abuse.
This hope for a second chance is offered through the Superior Court’s Drug Court, a specialty court designed to address the unique and complex problem of drug abuse and drug addiction. There has been a growing trend across the nation to find a better way to handle nonviolent drug abusers. Rather than lock them up for years with little hope for successful intervention, courts throughout the U.S. have brought together a diverse team to evaluate, educate and to rehabilitate the drug offender. In the early 2000s, Guam followed suit.
Pacific Daily News, March 20, 2016
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