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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Ind. Courts - "Floyd Co. Veterans Court expanding through partnerships with neighboring counties"

Elizabeth DePompei reports in the New Albany News & Tribune in a story that begins:

CLARK COUNTY — A Floyd County-based court program that serves veterans going through the criminal justice system is widening its reach thanks to partnerships with neighboring counties.

Floyd Co. Superior Court No. 3 Judge Maria Granger oversees the Veterans Court that was founded in 2011, the first of its kind in Indiana. The court works with the Department of Veterans Affairs and is designed to help veterans, including those who served multiple deployments, go through the court process and, if needed, get mental health or substance abuse treatment.

Next week, Granger and Clark County officials, including Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull, will announce more details about how veterans in Clark County can now access the Veterans Court in Floyd County.

"We have been working out how we can make the referrals happen and how to make sure that we have adjusted our district court rules to allow for the sharing of those cases," Granger said of partnering with other counties, including Scott County. "We have been doing that now and we've gotten it to where it's about perfect."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 19, 2015 09:10 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts