Senate Approves Bill To Expand NJ Drug Court Program

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Union County state Senators Raymond J. Lesniak and Nicholas P. Scutari which would expand eligibility for the State’s drug court substance abuse treatment program and create a pilot program in two counties in which any offender who’s eligible would be automatically enrolled in a drug treatment program was approved by the Senate Thursday by a vote of 33-2.

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Based on estimates from The American Cancer Society, about 43,920 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year. And of that number, nearly 37,390 of those individuals will die from the disease. Since 2004, the rates of this form of cancer have increased about 1.5% per year.