At the Court en Banc meeting on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Commissioner Casey Clevenger and Drug Court Administrator Mike Princivalli provided an update on the state of treatment courts. Commissioner Clevenger noted the following accomplishments of the treatment court this year:.
- The 13th Circuit is the first treatment court in state to be on eFiling, all the treatment courts are now paperless.
- The Family Treatment Court in Callaway County is officially up and running and she expects they will have three families by the end of July.
- Screenings for Callaway County Treatment Courts will now be scheduled through Megan Morse, the deputy circuit clerk. Therefore, once ordered to be screened, clients will be sent to Megan in the clerk’s office and she will schedule a date for the screening. Judy Groner and Megan Morse were thanked for their willingness to take on this responsibility.
- An indigency policy has officially been adopted which allows more public defender clients to be treated. All the programs are available at a sliding scale fee.
Starting on July 1, 2017, a new model will be started for all seven treatment courts and new handbooks will be available on the 13th Circuit website