WPR News
8:16 am
Wed July 26, 2006

Better Reporting Needed For Drug Courts

Laramie, Wy – An independent audit says Wyoming lacks a
consistent data-reporting system to measure success of the state's
drug court program.
The state's Management Audit Committee on Wednesday approved an
audit report on the state's drug court system, drafted by the
nonpartisan Legislative Service Office.
Republican House Speaker Randall Luthi of Freedom chairs the
committee. He says the report should be released tomorrow
(Thursday.)
Speaking this afternoon (Wednesday), Luthi said the report found
that people around the state are pleased with the drug court
system. However, he says, the report found that the state needs a
more consistent data reporting system.
Drug court programs may require participants who have entered
guilty pleas in other courts to waive some constitutional rights in
order to allow drug court judges to impose immediate sanctions for
violations of any of the rules of drug treatment programs.