NPR this week featured the Dallas DIVERT Court and Judge John Creuzot’s Court. The article, linked below, describes the general atmosphere, success rates and costs savings for such problem sovling courts. Listen to the audio stream of the radio program available at that link as well.
Established about 10 years ago, it’s one of about 80 so-called problem-solving courts across Texas. With the state’s yearly budget for corrections ready to surpass the $3 billion mark, DIVERT is looking like an increasingly promising model to keep people out of prison and save tax dollars.
Read the entire article here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93614135