By The Associated Press
WEST POINT, Miss. (AP) — Misdemeanor drug and alcohol offenders in West Point and Clay County may soon be given an alternative to going to jail.
The Daily Times Leader reports (http://bit.ly/pvidcN) that county supervisors were presented with a proposal this past to locate a misdemeanor drug court. Supervisors took no action on the proposal.
The Drug Court program includes counseling, drug testing, probation supervision and enforced curfews.
Officials say participants would be required to attend alcoholics anonymous meetings or narcotics anonymous meetings, will work on relapse prevention and basic life skills, will go through continuing education regarding specific addiction issues, may attend group or individual therapy and will be required to submit to periodical drug screenings.