An unofficial drug court in Nashua is celebrating both its first program graduate and a federal grant that will allow the program to continue.
Drug courts allow nonviolent criminals to avoid jail time and instead get court-ordered treatment, therapy and other help. Hillsborough County Superior Court Judge Jacalyn Colburn told the Telegraph that she started an unofficial version last year with funding from the Greater Nashua Mental Health Center, and later applied for a federal grant.
Officials just learned last week that they will get $325,000. And on Monday, there will be a small ceremony to recognize a woman who has been undergoing drug rehabilitation treatment for the last year and is now taking college courses to become an emergency medical technician.