Integrated Treatment Courts

March 23, 2010

The need for drugs and alcohol--or for money to buy them--can drive addicts to robbery, domestic violence, and other crimes. Many people consider jail time the best way to keep them from committing more crimes. But a court program that's used throughout Colorado, including Front Range cities such as Colorado Springs and Boulder, is proving more successful than imprisonment at rehabilitating addicts and reducing repeat offenses. It's a program that focuses on addiction recovery. From Boulder, KRCC's Shelley Schlender reports.