Congratulations to our friends at The Rescue Mission of Trenton who were honored earlier today when Governor Chris Christie chose their facility to sign a bill that will change the way New Jersey’s criminal justice system deals with drug users by expanding a program that would make treatment mandatory for nonviolent drug offenders instead of time in jail.
Rescue Mission CEO Mary Gay Abbott-Young agreed Christie’s plan has a lot of merit for helping people turn their lives around.
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Drug offenders to get treatment under new NJ law
ANDREW DUFFELMEYER, San Francisco Chronicle
Gov. Chris Christie cuts low-level drug offenders some slack
By David Karas, The Times, Trenton