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Buffalo, New York / Drugs / Opioid Crisis / Court Intervention #1113576

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 22, 2017
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(Studio: Jose Diaz Balart) Report introduced.

(Buffalo, New York: Gabe Gutierrez) A new program in Buffalo to deal with the opioid crisis via an "opioid court" to provide treatment inside the justice system for drug users featured; scenes shown from Judge Craig Hannah's†† opioid crisis intervention court that is funded by a Justice Department grant. [HANNAH - talks about his role as a judge to help people stay alive & his own past addiction; cites the need for a personal connection.] [Addict Ron WOODS - comments on the judge.] [New York 8th judicial district project dir. Jeff SMITH†- comments on the Buffalo court.]

Balart, Jose Diaz;
Gutierrez, Gabe

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