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Harrison County Youth Court to launch a new program

A new program will soon be launched at the Harrison County Youth Court. (Photo source: WLOX News) A new program will soon be launched at the Harrison County Youth Court. (Photo source: WLOX News)
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

Harrison County Youth Court is about to launch a new program. Judge Margaret Alfonso and administrator Cindy Alexander, appeared before the Harrison County Board of Supervisors Monday to talk about the start of "family drug court".

Harrison County has received a grant to help fund the new program. There has long been a "youth drug court", but this family aspect is something new.

"With the purpose of providing services to parents whose children are involved in the DHS system because of substance abuse issues. It's the first time it will ever be established in Harrison County,"  Harrison County Youth Court Judge Margaret Alfonso.

Harrison County becomes just the third jurisdiction in Mississippi to have a "family drug court".

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