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