All rise: Treatment courts save lives and strengthen communities

Art of Recovery display at the Barron County Justice Center.

For three decades, there has been a growing movement to transform the way the justice system responds to substance use and mental health disorders.

Heidi Erickson, Family Drug Court coordinator with the Barron County Department of Health and Human Services shared, "Rather than continuing the revolving door of addiction and related crime, treatment courts break the cycle by holding individuals accountable while connecting them with the treatment and support needed to change their lives.

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