Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Court program for drug addicts helping mostly white males, report finds


A federal court program to divert drug addicts away from prison and into treatment is still not reaching the people it was supposed to help: aboriginals, women and youth.

A new evaluation says the program is largely helping white males over the age of 30, the same skewed population a previous assessment warned about six years ago.


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