Schuylkill County is set to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funding to expand its drug treatment court.
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., announced Wednesday that he helped secure $400,000 for the county to hire additional personnel to assist with the county court created earlier this year for defendants trying to overcome substance abuse. The county will receive a total of $400,000 over the course of three years.
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Although the notices sent to prospective Schuylkill County jurors do not mention it, people age 75 and older no longer have to serve on juries in Pennsylvania.
“If they’re 75 or older, all they have to do is say, ‘I request to be excused,’ ” Clerk of Courts Maria T. Casey said. “This (needs) a wider dissemination.”
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People participating in the Schuylkill County Drug Treatment Court must be honest with everyone, including themselves, a judge told them Thursday at their weekly session.
“Be honest with everyone,” Judge Jacqueline L. Russell, who presided over the court in the absence of Judge James P. Goodman. “Be a stand-up kind of guy, or woman.”
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