MARION – Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti says the Drug and Veterans Court will hold a ceremony and reception for its first two successful graduates on Wednesday, April 28 at 2 p.m. It will be held in Courtroom 6 in the Williamson County Courthouse in Marion.
The Williamson County Drug and Veterans Court started operating almost two years ago after many years of planning and preparation and is a “problem solving” or “diversion” court that addresses treatment versus incarceration for non-violent offenders with a history of substance abuse. 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.