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Adult drug court working in Ogle County

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 3rd, 2013

ROCHELLE — Ogle County’s Greg Martin visited the Rochelle Rotary Club last week and spoke about a program offered in Ogle County.

The New Horizons Adult Drug Court offers non-violent adult offenders an opportunity to address their substance dependency and its impact on criminal behavior.

The Ogle County Drug Court began in August 2009, as a response to the impact of substance dependence on the Ogle County criminal justice system.

“New Horizons aims to reduce the cost of substance-related crime, while holding offenders accountable for their behavior and preventing recidivism. By effectively addressing substance-related crime in Ogle County through the education and intensive individualized treatment of offenders, thereby enabling them to become productive, responsible citizens,” Martin explained.

For the complete article see the 04-02-2013 issue.

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