The Boone County Bar Association and the Boone County Judicial and Law Enforcement Task Force will be presenting a CLE program on Wednesday November 28, 2018 in the chambers at the Boone County Government Center. The program will run from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM and has been approved for one-hour CLE credit. There is no cost to attend.
The presenters will be 13th Circuit Alternative Sentencing Courts Commissioner Casey Clevenger and Boone County Community Services director Kelly Wallis.
The program will be part of a celebration of the 20th anniversary of our treatment courts. Commissioner Clevenger will share a summary of the seven treatment courts offered in the 13th Circuit and will discuss recent legislation passed in the special session by the General Assembly and signed by the governor along with changes in the treatment courts on the horizon. Commissioner Clevenger and Kelly will also talk about their work with the Best Practices Implementation Academy, the Stepping Up mental health initiative and the Data Driven Justice initiative. All of this work is being done to reduce the mentally ill and substance dependent people who are incarcerated and making treatment more accessible to those in the criminal justice system.
For those who are criminal defense attorneys, it will be a chance to get the most current information about our treatment courts. For those who don’t practice in this area, it will be an opportunity to learn about one of the very best things that we are doing in the criminal justice system.