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Drug Courts Are Fastest Growing Initiatives in Criminal Justice

Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Drug Courts are one of the country's fastest growing criminal justice initiatives.  Experts say they give drug addicts a chance to straighten out reduce recidivism, and save taxpayers money.  How do they work?  WPSU's Patty Satalia talks with the Honorable Nancy Butts, president judge of the 29th district court, Lycoming County. 


Patty Satalia was a senior producer/host for WPSU-TV and FM from 1987 to 2017. Prior to joining Penn State Public Broadcasting, she worked in commercial television in Pittsburgh, first as a film editor and fill-in capsule news anchor for WPGH-TV, and later, for WPTT-TV as public affairs director and co-host of the talk-show, People, Places and Things.