DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- A Dayton judge is launching a drug court for women as referrals for drug abuse increase for female defendants.
The Montgomery County court program will require police, court officials and treatment groups to work together to address issues facing women.
Those issues include drug addiction, human trafficking, domestic abuse, sexual abuse and mental health problems.
The program will also address pre-natal care, parenting, education, housing and nutrition.
The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1iC05n9 ) the program is modeled after one in Franklin County and is set to begin later this year.
Montgomery County judge Gregory Singer proposed the idea after years of seeing female victims of abuse and sex trafficking return to his courtroom as defendants often addicted to drugs.
Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com