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Juvenile drug court gets grant

The Nevada County Superior Court has received an $18,000 grant that will be used to enhance its juvenile drug court program. The court will use most of the money for services such as a licensed counselor to meet with youths and their families.

Juvenile drug court is a voluntary, one-year program for substance-abusing youth. The program requires a commitment from the juveniles to stay off drugs, attend drug treatment counseling, comply with a curfew, attend school, and appear before the court every two weeks.

Since the program began in late 2001, 32 youths, including six current participants, have entered Juvenile Drug Court, according to the news release. Eight have successfully completed all requirements and graduated.

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