Three graduates from program designed to rehabilitate their lives from drugs and crime
NASHUA — There were three graduates honored in the Hillsborough County Superior Court for completing the 18 month program designated to rehabilitate their lives from drug and crime.
Justin Sullivan, Christopher Overka, and Christina Giguere spent this time sharing their tales along with listening to speeches from the U.S. Representative Annie Kruster and former Nashua Mayor, Honorary Donnalee Lozeau.
The program is designed to help rehabilitate victims who are dealing with addiction. Instead of sending them to prison, the participants work with counselors, public defenders, parole officers, remedy professionals, and police officers to change their futures and get them away from the lives they once had.
Nationally, 75% of individuals who complete such programs are not arrested again. Thanks to the program, the courts save up to $13,000 for every individual they serve and return as much as $27 for every $1 invested.