West Virginia County To Send Off Its 1st Adult Drug Court Grads

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The Putnam County Adult Drug Court is scheduled to conduct its first graduation ceremony.
Five will graduate from the program Wednesday in the Putnam County court building in Winfield. Circuit Judge Joseph K. Reeder will preside at the ceremony.
The Putnam County program is among two dozen adult drug court programs serving 40 counties. Sixteen juvenile drug courts serve 20 counties.
Proponents say adult drug courts significantly reduce recidivism and substance abuse among high-risk substance abusing offenders. They also increase the likelihood of successful rehabilitation.
West Virginia’s first adult drug court was established in the Northern Panhandle in 2005.