Is There Any HOPE for Linn County?
Implementation of a HOPE-modeled drug court in Linn County
The HOPE model primarily employs tactics of “swift and certain” punishment.
The History of Linn County’s HOPE
Linn County has been attempting to fund a drug court since 2004. They have yet to receive the sort of funding that would allow a full implementation of the program.
The Great HOPE of Douglas County
Douglas County has had a HOPE program for well over a decade. Douglas County is similarly situated to Linn County demographically speaking, but they have an incarceration rate that is significantly lower.
By reducing drug costs, we can collect a plethora of social benefits.
Harsher and Relaxed sentencing.
What Do We Want?
For these reasons, it is in the best interest of everyone that Oregon funds the Linn County HOPE-modeled drug court