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Since We Last Spoke: Better Judgment

Updates to past Pacific Standard stories.
(Illustration: Dan Page)

(Illustration: Dan Page)

In our May/June issue, Maia Szalavitz shed light on the dark side of the nation’s much-praised drug court system (“How America Overdosed on Drug Courts”). The American Bar Association’s JudgesJournal devoted its most recent issue to studies exploring a similar model: mental health courts. One concluded that an amicable relationship between judge and defendant—a key element often missing from drug courts—is one of the most important factors for recovery.

Since We Last Spoke examines the latest policy and research updates to past Pacific Standard news coverage.


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