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Success story: Municipal Treatment Court selected as mentor program a 2nd time

Success story: Municipal Treatment Court selected as mentor program a 2nd time

For a second straight time, the Billings Adult Municipal Treatment Court will serve as a mentor court for other municipalities around the country.

May 14, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Sober grads make case for treatment courts

Gazette opinion: Sober grads make case for treatment courts

A U.S. Army color guard posted flags in a courtroom where tables were laden with flowers, cake and sandwiches. The standing-room-only crowd included congressional representatives and guests from Helena. Wednesday was graduation day in Yellowstone County District Court.

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Gazette opinion: Justice and sobriety for all in treatment court

Judge Ingrid Gustafson’s courtroom was filled Thursday afternoon with nearly 20 drug addicts ready to celebrate sobriety.

April 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: Choosing sobriety: Treatment courts warrant support

Gazette opinion: Choosing sobriety: Treatment courts warrant support

Attending a buffalo hunt on the Crow Reservation is a sacred experience for tribal members and a rare privilege for nonmembers. For 10 Billings people, last weekend’s hunt was also a time to affirm their commitment to sobriety and to strengthen new friendships based on shared drug-free lifestyles.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Support for treatment courts must be sustained

District Judge Ingrid Gustafson presides in adult felony drug treatment court, but most of her cases involve children. The felony offenders are usually parents with youngsters.

May 12, 2013 12:10 amLoading…

10,300 Montana addicts to be eligible for treatment

HELENA — Some 10,344 alcoholics and drug addicts in Montana will become eligible for substance-abuse treatment coverage next year under the federal health care overhaul, a number that could jump to 21,473 if the state Legislature expands Medicaid to the working poor.

April 16, 2013 4:30 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: The case for swifter, sobering justice in Montana

When Montana Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike McGrath spoke to the Legislature last month, he told of a growing judicial workload and reductions in the judicial branch budget. However, he made a case for the Legislature to sustain support for two relatively small programs that have helped co…

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Gazette opinion: Just treatment: Drug courts reduce recidivism

Gazette opinion: Just treatment: Drug courts reduce recidivism

Addressing a joint session of the Montana Legislature last week, Chief Justice Mike McGrath pointed out that the state's courts process 365,000 cases annually. A few minutes later, he got a big round of applause for what happened in 12 of those cases.

February 13, 2011 12:10 am Related Loading…
Judge Gustafson to launch adult drug court

Judge Gustafson to launch adult drug court

District Judge Ingrid Gustafson is planning to have a new adult drug court up and running in Billings by the first of the year.

September 21, 2010 4:37 pmLoading…

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