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PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — More than a decade ago, Kitsap County Superior Court began providing an alternative to jail for people accused of drug-related crimes. The accused have the option of going through an 18-month treatment program, which involves individualized plans to combat drug use, random drug and alcohol testing, and intense supervision in the form of frequent court check-ins and meetings with supervisors. The process is known as drug court. Program advocates and graduates say the holistic approach gives participants a chance at full recovery, rebuilding their lives along the way. Charges are dropped after program completion. Advertisement By next week, area veterans who have run-ins with the law, especially crimes that stem from combat experience, will get a similar second chance. It's called veterans court and organizers expect it to make a big impact given Kitsap...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/new-veterans-court-s...

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