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Forsyth County Awarded Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Grant

Forsyth County Awarded Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Grant
Grant to assist individuals with mental illnesses who come in contact with justice system On Sept. 23, 2019, the United States Department of Justice awarded Forsyth County a grant in the amount of $400,000 through its Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP). The county’s match for the grant is $100,000.   The purpose of the grant is to: - Reduce the number of people booked into jails who have mental illnesses - Shorten the length of stay in jails for people who have mental illnesses  - Increase availability of treatment for people who have mental illnesses             - Reduce recidivism rates for people who have mental illnesses    “Our jails have become ...

Recognition of Fallen Forsyth County Firefighters Scheduled for May 19

Recognition of Fallen Forsyth County Firefighters Scheduled for May 19
Presentation to occur during Board of Commissioners meeting   On May 19, Forsyth County will pay tribute to the three line-of-duty deaths the Fire Department has experienced since its inception. Roads renamed for fallen Firefighters Allyn Lane, Dennis C. Martin and Brant Chesney will be the focus of a presentation during the Thursday, May 19 meeting of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners.   Firefighters Allyn Lane and Dennis C. Martin The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recently approved a resolution renaming two roads for Firefighters Allyn Lane and Dennis C. Martin, who fell in the line of duty, along with renaming two ...

Superior Court of Forsyth County Holds First C.A.R.E. Court Graduation

Superior Court of Forsyth County Holds First C.A.R.E. Court Graduation
On May 6, five county residents became the first graduates of the Superior Court of Forsyth County’s Mental Health CARE (Change, Assist, Restore and Enlighten) Court. The graduation ceremony, which was held in the Forsyth County Courthouse, concluded more than two years of intensive supervision and treatment for the participants, who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness. Grant funding was secured in 2013 to provide for the planning phase of the Mental Health C.A.R.E. Court, and the program was launched in March 2014. Presided over by Judge Leslie Abernathy-Maddox, it is designed to provide alternatives to incarcerations for individuals ...

Road Renaming Dedication Ceremony

Road Renaming Dedication Ceremony
As a way to honor four Forsyth County public safety personnel who fell in the line of duty, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recently approved the renaming of four roads – two memorializing fallen deputies and two memorializing fallen firefighters.   Today, two of those roads were officially dedicated. Sections of North Old Atlanta Road have been renamed for Deputy Bill Cantrell and Reserve Deputy Larry Mulkey, who were shot and killed in 1972 after being abducted during a traffic stop. Today a ceremony was held to dedicate “Deputy Bill Cantrell Memorial Road” and “Larry Mulkey Memorial Road.”   Plans are being made for dedication ceremonies for the two roads ...

Forsyth County Renames Roads to Honor Fallen Public Safety Personnel

Forsyth County Renames Roads to Honor Fallen Public Safety Personnel
Dedication ceremony to be held April 14   As a way to honor four Forsyth County public safety personnel who fell in the line of duty, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recently approved the renaming of four roads.   At their February 23, 2016 work session, the board unanimously approved a Resolution designating honorary names for four county roads or road segments – two memorializing fallen firefighters and two memorializing fallen deputies.   The Resolution states that “every citizen of Forsyth County owes a debt of gratitude to the courageous men and women who fell while in service to this county and the ...

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters has Moved

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters has Moved
The Headquarters building for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has moved. They are now located in the Forsyth County Courthouse Annex at 100 E. Courthouse Square (the former Forsyth County Courthouse). This is where you will now go for the following services: • Ordinances and Permits – Background checks, alcohol sales, solicitor permits, etc. • Civil Processing – Property seizures summonses, evictions, writs, temporary probate orders, protection orders, FiFas and condemnations • Other Sheriff’s Office functions that are now located in this building include The Office of the Sheriff, The Office of the Chief Deputy, The Office of Professional Standards, Finance, Human Resources, ...

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