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Opioid court in Rochester opens Monday (access required)

Monroe County Court Judge John L. DeMarco, supervising judge of the Rochester Treatment Courts, speaking at a news conference Monday to announce a new opioid court. Also at the event were, from left, State Supreme Court Justice and Seventh Judicial District Administrative Judge Craig J. Doran, Monroe County Public Defender Timothy Donaher, District Attorney Sandra Doorley, County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Sheriff Todd Baxter. (Photo by Bennett Loudon)

Each week, as many as 20 opioid-addicted defendants in the city of Rochester could be eligible for immediate drug treatment under a new court diversion program. Created to address the opioid addiction crisis, the new program eventually will be expanded ...

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