MH Rotarians learn about treatment courts

LOCK HAVEN – Judge Michael Salisbury recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Mill Hall Sunrise on Clinton County’s Specialty Courts – the Treatment Court and Veterans Treatment Court.

The Clinton County Treatment Court was created to assist with early intervention, treatment and rehabilitation of non-violent offenders with substance abuse problems. It is a great opportunity for those who wish to change their circumstances and break the cycle of drug or alcohol dependency, the judge said.

Veterans Treatment Court is a collaboration between the county’s Veterans Affairs office and the district attorney. Many veterans are faced with mental health issues after they return home from combat and some end up in trouble with the law, Salisbury said. Whether the problem is a DUI, drugs, theft or even domestic abuse, veterans can apply through the county V.A. for this special court. The goal is to keep those who served out of jail and get them help, he said.

Sunrise Rotary has breakfast meetings and everyone interested in learning more about it is invited to join the club the second and last Thursday of each month at Fox’s Restaurant at 7 a.m.