Cook County alternative program helps people get clean from drugs, avoid criminal behavior

HACC in the Community

An alternative program is helping people get clean from drugs and avoid a return to criminal behavior.
Now, other counties are looking to copy the program because of its success.Congratulations and tears of joy were seen in an unusual place Thursday — a Cook County criminal courtroom. Six people with drug charges graduate the Cook County Drug Court Program after 24 months of counseling, training, testing and support services. The program aims to help them get clean, and Thursday, they had their charges dismissed…