Putnam juvenile drug court saves state $2 million, report says

By Staff reports

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- Putnam County's juvenile drug court has saved the state nearly $2 million on inpatient drug treatment costs, according to the judge handling the program.The drug court program will mark its two-year anniversary on Thursday, according to a news release from the state Supreme Court.Since 2011, 26 juveniles have graduated from the program and 20 are now enrolled, Circuit Judge Phillip Stowers said in the release.A ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday in Stowers' courtroom at the Putnam County Judicial Building in Winfield. The county's bar association will donate $500 to the drug court, according to the release.
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