Community Intervention Court celebrates first graduate

Jun 15, 2017

Mary was one of the first referrals to Duluth's Community Intervention Court when it began in 2015. She completed treatment and now is 9 months sober. She continues to attend out-patient treatment and has been housed for over a year using CHUM's Street Outreach program.
Credit CHUM

"They don't usually like the court at first," admits Deb Holman, ruefully.

But an innovative collaboration between legal professionals and community support service providers (Holman is a Street Outreach Worker for CHUM) is helping to break the cycle of homelessness, chemical dependency, mental illness and crime.