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9/10/2008--Seattle, WA, USA..Victoria Maiba (22), hugs Seattle Police Department Drug Court Liaison, Detective Michele Vallor, after receiving a diploma and court dismissal during graduation ceremonies led by Judge Wesley J. Saint Clair, judge in King County's Drug Diversion Court in Seattle. On the right is Alexander's daughter Olivia...The King County drug court program, which started in 1994, allows nonviolent drug offenders to opt for rehabilitation instead of going to jail. If defendants don't comply with the courts programs of, they have to serve their jail sentences. Hundreds of people have graduated from drug court, and supporters claim it has saved millions of dollars in incarceration costs and the costs associated with recidivism...©2008 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.