Wisconsin drug courts grow, but racial disparities persist

 

Dane County’s drug court has expanded who qualifies for the diversion program in part to draw more non-white participants.

Source: host.madison.com

This article is a few months old, but in my personal experience I have seen the same racial disparities at work in Drug Courts here in Washington State. IMO- a more coordinated effort needs to be made to confront disparities in drug court participation. Experts disagree as to the cause of these disparities, but my sense is without a conscious effort to combat it, it will remain.

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