Owensboro Reinstitutes Juvenile Drug Court

Nov 19, 2012

The City of Owensboro and Daviess County are restarting their juvenile drug court.  County Attorney Claud Porter says both are putting up 88,000 dollars per year to fund the program. The juvenile drug court was discontinued because of state budget cuts.

Porter says the court will be a diversion program for children who would otherwise receive drug charges. He says the program will serve 40 to 50 children between the ages of 11 and 14 annually.