Thursday, March 22, 2007

Let Justice Roll Down...

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From a Courier Journal story covering the latest CLOUT meeting, which had around 800 citizens participating - a new record for CLOUT!

"We're here tonight for action, for commitments," Bishop Walter Jones, pastor of Baptized Pentecostal Church of Holiness, said during CLOUT's annual action assembly.

Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together met at Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church downtown to press state officials to commit to increasing funding and training battling in substance abuse for those in trouble with the law.

The group asked Chief Justice Joseph Lambert to promise to enhance Jefferson County drug court programs once the Administrative Office of the Courts takes over the program in July. The program provides intensive treatment while monitoring the progress of those facing criminal charges, rather than sending then to prison.
Lambert pledged that he would make sure the program retains its high quality and expands to include more people. The Jefferson County program has 86 participants, but he would like to see that number grow to more than 200.


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