Christie To Expand State Drug Court
Gov. Chris Christie says he plans to expand New Jersey's drug court program, a diversion program for nonviolent offenders that steers them to treatment and job training rather than prison.
Currently about 1,400 defendants a year go through the program.
The governor made his announcement Monday during a visit to the Cathedral Kitchen in Camden. The soup kitchen participates in the current program by providing training to ex-convicts.
Christie says more effort needs to be put into treatment and training for offenders so they can return to productive roles in society.
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