Drug Courts

Apr 10, 2019

Sitting at the intersection of therapy and criminal justice, research shows Drug Courts reduce drug use and crime. With a new Drug Court set to open in Falmouth District Court, we sit down with Drug Court officials from Fall River to discuss how the courts operate, who is eligible and how Drug Courts fit into the larger picture of addressing this public health crisis.  Mindy Todd hosts.

Guests on the program are as follows:  

Christopher Welch, First Justice in Falmouth District Court.

Katie Sugermyer, Assistant District Attorney and Chief District Court Prosecutor from Fall River.

Allyson Wood, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Fall River.

Lisa Luongo, Certified Drug Court Attorney for Fall River and Taunton.

Genevieve Enrique, Attorney for Falmouth District Court Drug Court.

Additional links: 

National Association of Drug Court Professionals

National Institute of Justice

Massachusetts Drug Courts