Drug War

NH Law Aims to Expand Drug Courts

Supporters say the move will reduce costs and crime


CONCORD, N.H.—Supporters said Monday that a new law will make it easier for New Hampshire to start drug courts that reduce jail costs while helping people turn their lives around.

Superior Court Chief Justice Tina Nadeau said studies show drug courts work at reducing crime rates.

Morgan Hurley, 28, of Littleton said she's proof the Grafton County drug court works. She said the program changed her perspective on life within 18 months.

"It teaches you life skills. It gets to the root of why you used drugs in the first place," she said.