The city of South Fulton’s municipal court is looking for professionals and companies to offer pretrial diversion services.
Those services may include mental health, tutoring, victim awareness classes, substance abuse counseling, job skills training, crisis intervention, family counseling, parenting skills and organized sports programs.
According to a news release, creating the partnerships in-house is preferable to outsourcing all the services to a single corporation.
“It is my hope that our pretrial diversion program is one program developed with the needs of the residents of this city in mind,” Municipal Court Chief Judge Tiffany Carter Sellers said in a statement.
Former south Fulton legislator and new city Solicitor LaDawn Blackett Jones agreed.
“One of the best things about having a new city is the opportunity to look at things with a fresh perspective,” she said in a statement. “Taking best practices and combining them with a new point of view is the perfect recipe to ensure we are providing safety and justice.”
The city plans a public forum to discuss the program.
The court, which began hearing cases Jan. 2, handles misdemeanor traffic offenses and violations of criminal and environment ordinances.