Drug Court Graduates Seven
The Kanawha County Adult Drug Court program graduated 7 people on Thursday. Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent D. Benjamin attended the 10th graduation ceremony for the drug court, and that makes more than 50 the number of graduates since the program began in May 2009. The drug court is one of 20 in the state. There are also 16 juvenile drug courts. Proponents of drug courts say they are much cheaper than incarcerating offenders and graduates are less likely to offend again.