Door County is not immune to drug abuse and the social and criminal problems related to it. A grant from the National Drug Court Initiative is helping Door County to establish an Adult Drug Court. An NDCI team is coming to Sturgeon Bay to help train county and state employees in the operations of a drug court. Circuit Court Judge David Weber is among those taking part in the drug court planning session. He says it offers a much-needed alternative for drug offenders.
Weber is just one member of the drug court planning team. It's also made up of representatives from the district attorney's office, the sheriff's department and the department of health and human services. Staff members from the Wisconsin State Public Defenders office and the Wisconsin Department of Corrections will also be involved in planning for the drug court.