The effectiveness of drug treatment courts
22 January 2019
Judge Peggy Hora talks to RNZ National's Kathryn Ryan about the benefits of alcohol and drug treatment courts, ahead of a conference at the University of Auckland looking at their future in New Zealand.
Retired California Superior Court Judge Peggy Hora is a former presiding Judge of the Drug Treatment Court in California with huge experience of what does and doesn't work to change the habits of recidivist addicts. Judge Hora discusses the benefits and outcomes of Alcohol and other Drug Treatment Courts (AODTC), which offer therapy and support instead of prison. Two pilot adult AODTC have been operating in Auckland and Waitākere since 2012. A decision as to whether they will get permanent funding is due later this year.
Two pilot adult Alcohol and other Drug Treatment Courts have been operating in Auckland and Waitākere since 2012. A decision as to whether they will get permanent funding is due later this year.
Judge Hora is a guest at the Future Directions of Aotearoa's Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Courts - Te Whare Whakapiki Wairua Conference hosted by the Law School at the University of Auckland.
Listen to the full interview on the RNZ website.
Miranda Playfair | Senior media adviser
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