The nation's first opioid crisis intervention court has been launched in Buffalo, New York. The Opioid Crisis Intervention Court will ideally keep drug offenders from jail time, and instead offer them much-needed treatment. This method will give residents the help they need while saving taxpayer money for unneeded incarcerations. The court was created to deal with the area's rising heroin epidemic. It provides more immediate and significant support system that is often needed to beat opioid addiction. It works in conjunction with the 1995-established Drug Court which was created in response to the area's crack . . .