The state partnered with substance abuse treatment providers to eliminate a counter productive wait time people struggling with addiction had to bear to get into treatment. Providers say the change is giving people a better chance to live.
Following the nation’s largest commutation, the state and community nonprofits are preparing to help several hundred people who were released from prison in the same day.
Drug and mental health courts could get more funding under a bill advancing through Oklahoma Legislature
A state legislator believes lawmakers should invest more money in programs designed to treat underlying problems and steer people away from prison.
State officials are taking a program meant to help courts match felony defendants with treatment and rehabilitation services statewide.
A judge’s promise to bring a drug court to Pawnee County eventually led to a legal dispute with a district attorney who said the county couldn’t support drug court. The DA’s primary election loss may pave the way for a new attempt to bring the county a drug court.