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Wayne Drug Court Teams Up With Mountwest
Reported by: Darrah Wilcox
Web Producer: Darrah Wilcox
Reported: May. 17, 2012 11:49 AM EDT
Updated: May. 17, 2012 12:02 PM EDT
Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia
It's been about three months now since Wayne County's drug court started. After getting the program up and running in February, coordinators are already making big strides in what they offer participants.
Besides supervised intensive drug treatment, they've teamed up with Mountwest Community and Technical College to offer a choice of an education track or a career track. Participants can choose to take classes in a variety of fields, and then get employment help when they've finished their chosen career path. They also have to option to take the employment track, where they can take a course in resume writing and building, job skills, interviewing skills, etc. Then they can use the school's job track services to try to find a job.
Mountwest military programs coordinator Cory Payne says, "Drug and alcohol abuse, it doesn't just affect one person. It affects the whole community. So if the community college can be involved to literally eradicate addiction in this area, then it's just going to benefit the community as a whole."
Wayne County will also be the first drug court in the state to offer a veteran's drug court program.
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