Lincoln County drug court closes after money problems

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LINCOLN COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – The juvenile drug court in Lincoln County has shut down.

He says money is the biggest issue. They’re spending about $63 a day for each client. That’s compared to the state’s average of about $20.

He also highlights their low 25 percent retention rate; the state average is three times higher.

There were only three active participants in their juvenile drug court at the end of June. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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