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Bill would make treatment courts part of judicial branch

GILLETTE — A bill that is making its way through the state Legislature would transfer treatment courts from the Wyoming Department of Health to the judicial branch.

Senate File 23, sponsored by the Joint Judiciary Interim Committee, passed its third reading in the state Senate on a 24-7 vote Wednesday, and has now been introduced in the House.

Currently, treatment courts are part of the Wyoming Department of Health.

The directors of the court-supervised treatment programs in Campbell County are big supporters of the bill.

Chad Beeman, the coordinator of Campbell County Adult Treatment Courts,...