State approves funds for DWI, drug, re-entry courts

State approves funds for DWI, drug, re-entry courts

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

The state approved more funding for the Lubbock County DWI, drug and re-entry courts.

The program chooses defendants accused of drug possession, to help them get treatment for addiction and deal with it so they don't re-offend in the future.

Dean Stanzione is the project director. He says only 13 percent of defendants who complete it are arrested again.

"Those have been wildly successful in keeping people," County Judge Curtis Parrish explained,  "you know, once they enter that court program and go through the process, that the judges, counselors and everything put them through, they, they in general don't come back."

The money will fund the program through next year.

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