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The Northern Hills Drug Court recently celebrated its 100th graduate since it began in 2007.
The Northern Hills Drug Court recently celebrated its 100th graduate since it began in 2007.
May 25, 2017

More than 100 Individuals Graduate from Northern Hills Drug Court

As of last week, 105 students have graduated from the Northern Hills Drug Court, reports KOTA News. Based in Sturgis, the Northern Hills Drug Court was the first such court in South Dakota.

This spring, 13 graduates were recognized at a ceremony held at the Sturgis Community Center. South Dakota Supreme Court Justice offered remarks as the ceremony’s keynote speaker.

The Northern Hills Drug Court is a judicially-monitored program that focuses on non-violent, adult drug offenders. Goals of the court include breaking the cycle of addiction, encouraging growth of healthy families, and efficiently using public funds.

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