The creation of an adult drug treatment court is the culmination of a goal set by Door County Circuit Court judge Dave Weber. The Wisconsin Department of Justice announced Monday that Door County will receive $140,000 for the drug treatment court. Judge Weber says similar courts in Wisconsin help those charged with non-violent crimes, who also have substance abuse issues, understand they don't have to face their battles alone.
Judge Weber adds offenders also come to understand self-discipline is the key to winning out over addiction.
Judge Weber expects the drug treatment court to be operational in early 2020. The money for the drug court will help fund a program coordinator and caseworker and a part-time treatment supervisor with the Door County Department of Human Services. Judge Weber, the district attorney's office and defense attorney will handle these cases in addition to their regular workloads.