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Boston’s Homeless Court helps defendants get a fresh start

The moment before the court officer called out “All rise!” Kevin Craddock glanced over his shoulder. The 19-year-old wanted to assure himself he was in the right place.

“Sometimes it’s kind of surreal,” Craddock explained later. “I’m an addict, recovering, but an addict. So I’ve been around the legal system a lot, but never like this.”

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