CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sixteen West Virginians graduated from a drug court program at the state Supreme Court on Thursday.
The graduation was part of Treatment Court Day at the state legislature, where people who have went through the program staffed tables outside the Senate and House of Delegates chambers.
The state’s first adult drug court was created in 2005 and now there are 29 across the state, officials said.
Last year, the legislature authorized the creation of family treatment courts aimed at protecting abused and neglected children while helping parents facing the potential loss of custody to overcome substance use disorders.
All told, 2,500 people have graduated from treatment court programs, officials said.