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Alaska Editorial: Conversations about Alaska alcohol abuse, DUI issues is overdue

...have helped reduce drunken driving. Stiffer penalties, ignition interlock devices, and alternative treatments like wellness courts led to a measurable decline in both the state's rate of drunk driving and the number of fatalities caused by DUI...
Trial to begin in lawsuit filed vs. ex-officer

...of attempted bribery and harassmentAttorney Colleen Libbey says her clients went to Wellness Court to improve their lives but instead were abused.Wellness Court offers offenders reduced sentences if they enter a sobriety program.Libbey says...
Civil suits filed against former probation officer

...Corrections, then as a probation officer in the Department of Health and Social Services. His most recent job was with Wellness Court, in which drug and alcohol abusers agree to treatment and strict monitoring in exchange for lighter sentences. He...
Senate approves $1.2 billion capital budget

...And city parks will get $150,000 to design a recreation center and swimming pool in Dimond Park, and Juneau Wellness Court will get $48,000 for alcohol and drug prevention. Lawmakers say the capital budget - which includes $890.6...
My Turn: Prevention, rehabilitation and alternative sentencing

...alternative sentencing approaches. This can and should happen in Juneau especially with the success of Community Wellness Courts. Correctional expenditures represent a substantial part of states' and municipal budgets, with one out of every...
Voters to decide whether to keep two Juneau judges

...underage drinking and tobacco-smoking cases, and a wellness court in 1999 to offer alternatives to prison for people...attention." Cashen has been a case manager in the wellness court. She said she has attended the Friday afternoon court...
Court volunteer views her job as important as ever

...Judge Peter B. Froehlich's Wellness Court when she stopped getting her a...agent since May 1, 2002, in the Wellness Court, a program to help people who...We wouldn't be able to have a Wellness Court without her." The program is...

...of VCOR and ordered to participate in the Wellness Court program and placed on probation for two years...served and not take illegal drugs; satisfy Wellness Court requirements and attend a Wellness Court hearing. Wright was also found guilty of...
Therapeutic Court graduate celebrates fireworks of sobriety

...judges, past alumni, and present classmates. Retired Judge Peter Froehlich, who started the program then called Wellness Court in Juneau, was asked by Levy to comment. "I didn't come here today other than to say congratulations," Froehlich...
Juneau Therapeutic Court to hold commencement

...dealing with substance abusing offenders and has led to today's uplifting commencement ceremony. Drug courts, wellness courts, DUI courts, mental health courts, family courts and veterans' courts are all examples of the movement toward...


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