Cherokee accepts state funds for justice services


The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners has approved accepting more than $700,000 in state funds for the county’s drug and alcohol accountability courts and Juvenile Court.

Commissioners approved accepting state funds amounting to $319,742 to pay for a new, full-time case manager in the Drug Accountability Court; and $90,498 to help offset operational costs in the DUI/Drug Accountability Court, according to staff reports to the commissioners. Both grants require 10 percent local matching funds.

Another $167,270 would go to the Juvenile Court to support evidence-based Multi-Systemic Therapy Services for eligible juvenile offenders, staff said. No local match is required.

Also, Cherokee will accept $141,719 to help create a full-time position at the Treatment Accountability Court, staff said. Currently, one part-time position handles both court coordinator and case management services. A 10 percent local match is required. This court has 27 participants and plans to expand to 40 during the next grant term.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

Australian activist wants to scrap Father's Day, rename it Special Person's Day
Australian activist wants to scrap Father's Day, rename it Special Person's Day

An Australian activist who has campaigned in the past to rename Father’s Day as Special Person’s Day has renewed calls to change the name, WKRC reported. >> Read more trending news  Red Ruby Scarlet, who holds a doctorate in early childhood studies, attempted to get the name changed in 2017 as a way to help children...
2 North Georgia men drown in separate incidents off Panama City Beach
2 North Georgia men drown in separate incidents off Panama City Beach

Two men from North Georgia drowned in separate weekend incidents off Panama City Beach, police said. Eugene Spann, 67, of Atlanta, was declared dead after being pulled from the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday morning, authorities said. The body of Tony Orlando Jackson, 21, of Cartersville, was found Sunday afternoon about two hours after he was caught by...
Man accused of making more than 1,000 fraudulent returns at Walmarts nationwide
Man accused of making more than 1,000 fraudulent returns at Walmarts nationwide

A man was arrested in Arizona on Wednesday and charged with attempting to fraudulently return merchandise totaling $1.3 million at more than 1,000 Walmarts nationwide, KYMA reported. >> Read more trending news Thomas Frudaker, 23, was arrested in Yuma, the television station reported. He is accused of two counts of fraudulent schemes, two...
New York City customer's order instructed cook to 'please spit' on burger
New York City customer's order instructed cook to 'please spit' on burger

A New York customer will never rhapsodize about the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden in Queens -- especially after he noticed his receipt, which instructed the cook to “please spit “ in his burger. >> Read more trending news Curtis Mays said the sickening receipt he got from his waitress on Father’s Day caught his attention after...
Cobb man finds two 5-foot snakes inside his home
Cobb man finds two 5-foot snakes inside his home

A Cobb County man found two tenants not paying rent at his home — 5-foot snakes. Darrell Baxter told Channel 2 Action News that he found the first one last Saturday. He said a Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist identified it as a nonvenomous rat snake. Then another appeared. READ | Snakes are most attracted...
More Stories