Anne Arundel Expands Drug Courts

As the opioid crisis grows, so has Anne Arundel county’s drug court. The court has hired an additional case manager and will consider hiring more if the numbers of eligible participants increases. As reported by The Baltimore Sun:

Hired in February, Fish said the addition will allow the court to handle up to 175 cases at once and officials are considering further new hires as the incarceration diversion program continues to grow.

Started in Nov. 2005 under then-State’s Attorney Frank Weathersbee, the program has quintupled in size since its modest beginnings. Fish said it originally handled 35 cases at one time and was funded by only a federal grant.

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