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By Renee Summers
Telegram Reporter 

Specialty Court in Lincoln Park Serves Those Struggling with Substance Abuse


August 12, 2021

Judge Gregory Clifton has operated a Drug Treatment Court from his courtroom in the 25th District Court since 2019

A judge in his courtroom is something most people ordinarily try to avoid. What many are not aware of, however, is that a courthouse can be a remarkable resource for those dealing with substance abuse of any kind. The 25th District Court in Lincoln Park is one such example.

District Judge Gregory Clifton has served the district court since being elected in 2014. Clifton had previously worked as a part-time magistrate at the court and prior to that worked as an attorney in private practice for more than 30 years. In his courtroom he began to see firsthand the relation between substance...

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