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The Pinal County Drug Court is a therapeutic problem-solving court that takes a medical model approach using a collaborative model in which the judiciary, prosecution, defense bar, probation, law enforcement, mental health, social service, and treatment communities work together to help addicted participants into long-term recovery. In Pinal County, Drug Courts are currently operate under the Best Practice Standards as defined by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. The Drug Court differs from the traditional court models in that the proceedings are non-adversarial and participants are reviewed individually by the Drug Court Team and behavioral responses are allocated based on the individuals need. Pinal County currently operates Drug Court Programs in Casa Grande and Apache Junction. Through innovation, teamwork, and strong judicial leadership, the Drug Court strives to improve the communities in Pinal County by helping participants become clean and sober, which results in less drug-related crime.