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15 Dec 2017

Understanding The Benefits Of Drug Court Programs, Part One

Posted by HCDF Staff

In our society, it’s widely believed that people who commit crimes should be punished for their actions, in the hope that the punishment will deter them from committing any future crimes. However, the general public may forget that some defendants in our criminal justice system are victims themselves, and they need help and treatment far more than a stint in jail.


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01 Dec 2017

An Interview With Samantha Knecht

Posted by HCDF Staff

What is your official role with STAR? 48 hours

Assistant District Attorney


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17 Nov 2017

Hurricane Harvey’s Impact On The STAR Drug Court

Posted by HCDF Staff

doorThe greater Houston area experienced once-in-a-lifetime flooding and widespread damages across much of the city when Hurricane Harvey arrived at the end of August. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, STAR Drug Court assessed the damage it experienced to buildings, to the lives of staff and clients, and the spirit of recovery.


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01 Nov 2017

: An Interview With Aaron White

Posted by HCDF Staff

What is your official role with STAR?

Defense Counsel

How long have you worked with the STAR Program and what brought you here?

I have been working in the program since October 2016. I had previously volunteered with the program as a prosecutor several years ago and really enjoyed the process. Since switching over to defense, I wanted to get more involved in helping people struggling with addiction and this was a great opportunity to do so.


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