Pennsylvania: York found success in pilot program for DUI offenders, gets grant to expand program

From York Dispatch
If awarded, a federal grant would detour high-risk, repeat DUI offenders into a treatment program instead of sending them for extended stays in prison.
County commissioners Wednesday approved a federal grant application for $200,000 to expand the county’s DUI treatment court, which places offenders in a rehabilitation setting rather than behind bars. If awarded, the expanded program would eventually take in 400 participants.
York County launched a pilot program for a DUI treatment court in 2007; it’s full induction began in 2010. April Billet-Barclay, deputy chief of adult probation, said to date 18 people have graduated from the treatment court. Only one of those has relapsed. …MORE