BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — After three defendants fatally overdosed in a single week last year, it became clear that Buffalo's ordinary drug treatment court was no match for the heroin and painkiller crisis.Funded with a three-year $300,000 U.S. Justice Department grant, the program began May 1 with the intent of treating 200 people in a year and providing a model that other heroin-wracked cities can replicate.[...] if that means coddling an individual who has a minor offense, who is not a career criminal, who's got a serious drug problem, then I'm guilty of coddling.Regular drug treatment courts that emerged in response to crack cocaine in the 1980s take people in after they've been arraigned and in some cases released.In addition to the Monday-through-Friday court dates, Woods attends daily outpatient counseling, submits to drug testing, works at his family paving business and, although they are not required, attends Narcotics Anonymous meetings.In April, the National Governors Association announced that eight states — Alaska, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, Virginia and Washington — will together study, among other things, how to expand treatment within the criminal justice system.The grant pays for the coordinator and case managers from UB Family Medicine, a University at Buffalo medical practice, who enforce curfews, do wellness checks and transport patients.
NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
AUGUST 01, 2014
NYS DOS ID#
NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION
2014 - ASSOCIATION OF CANADIAN STUDIES IN THE UNITED STATES, INC.
AROUND THE WEB
- Goal of nation's first opioid court: Keep users alive
By CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press - Sunday Jul 9, 2017
- Indigenous Canadians Challenge an Exclusive American Fishing Camp
By CRAIG S. SMITH - Sunday Jun 18, 2017
A First Nations band in Quebec wants to take back control of a stretch of river that has been in wealthy American hands for over a century.
- Cogeco Communications Expands U.S. Market Share With MetroCast Buy
Monday Jul 10, 2017
A Cogeco Communications Inc. unit has reached a deal to buy the MetroCast cable system for $1.4 billion, as the Canadian cable company expands its share of the U.S. market.
- Sniper stopped ISIS attack with record 2.2-mile shot
By Fox News - Thursday Jun 29, 2017
The Canadian sniper who set a world record by hitting an Islamic State fighter from 2.2 miles away prevented a potential ISIS attack with the gunshot, a Canadian Special Forces official said. ISIS terrorists were preparing to attack an unsuspecting Iraqi military unit when the Canadian sniper shot the fighter – which sent the rest...
- Canadian Nursing Home Deal Spurs Questions About Chinese Money
By KEVIN A. WONG - Tuesday Jul 11, 2017
Anbang bought a retirement home chain despite United States questions about the Chinese company’s murky ownership. With its chairman detained, some officials are worried.
- Common Sense: Feel Good About the Markets? Maybe You Shouldn’t Read This
By JAMES B. STEWART - Thursday Jun 29, 2017
President Trump has taken credit for a surging market this year. But tech stocks, the Fed and the president himself could change that picture.