Therapy courts are substitute to jail. Graduation prepared June 30

Casey Clevenger commenced as an assistant prosecutor in Callaway County 16 decades back.

She was assigned to that county’s procedure court docket software in the 13th judicial district, which also consists of Boone County.

About nine decades into that occupation, she was appointed as commissioner of the 13th Circuit’s cure courtroom in 2015. She sets the docket and oversees instances.

“I had listened to of treatment method courtroom. I had been individually acquainted with folks who had absent by means of a plan, so I realized the strategy,” Clevenger said, noting outside of therapy courts, people can get jaded about the legal justice process.

“In remedy courtroom, it does instill hope that transform is possible. … When (folks) have the appropriate means and they are all set for alter, it is possible.

“Which is inspiring for felony justice pros.”

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