First Grads of Drug and Veterans Court to Be Honored in Marion

First Grads of Drug and Veterans Court to Be Honored in Marion

MARION – Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti said Tuesday the Drug and Veterans Court will hold a ceremony and reception for its first two successful graduates April 28 at 2 p.m. in Courtroom 6 of the Williamson County Courthouse in Marion.

The Williamson County Drug and Veterans Court began operation in 2019 after many years of planning and preparation and is a “problem solving” or “diversion” court that addressed treatment versus incarceration for non-violent offenders with a history of substance abuse, according to Zanotti.

In the case of Veterans Court specifically, the candidates are non-violent offenders with combat-related substance abuse problems.

The program is a collaboration between the First Judicial Circuit, the Williamson County State’s Attorney and Public Defender, the Marion VA as well as Centerstone and the Gateway Foundation, among others.

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