NORWICH – As part of National Drug Court Month, the Chenango County Treatment Court Team held a celebration in honor of all the program’s past graduates on Monday at the county court house. The event was attended by upwards of 40 people, including graduates, those currently enrolled in the program, as well as their supporters.
Formed in 2004, the Chenango County Treatment Court has had 174 participants, 106 of whom have graduated, a 61 percent success rate. All of the participants must willingly enroll in the program after pleading guilty to a crime; must have a clear history of drug abuse; and a majority of their crimes must be related to substance abuse. No violent or sexual offenders are admitted into the program.