NASHVILLE, Tenn.– State Rep. Jerome Moon, R-Maryville, has successfully secured $30,000 in state funding for the Blount County Veterans Treatment Court in the 112th General Assembly. The funds will be used for additional court resources and operational expenses.
The veterans treatment court was established to provide an alternative to incarceration for veterans who have committed crimes directly related to trauma, addiction or emotional stress. They promote sobriety, recovery and stability through collaboration with rehabilitation partners and veterans organizations in the community.
“The veterans treatment court does special work for veterans in Blount County,” Moon said. “We owe it to the men and women who have given their all for our country to help get them back on their feet when they are at their lowest. I appreciate Sen. Art Swann, R-Maryville, for his work to approve these funds in the Senate, and I appreciate all of my colleagues in the General Assembly for their continued support of our veterans in Tennessee.”
The funds are part of a $42.6 billion balanced budget passed in May by the Tennessee General Assembly that cuts taxes and provides significant investments in education, health care, and economic development.
Jerome Moon represents House District 8, which includes part of Blount County. He chairs the Cities and Counties Subcommittee and is a member of the Commerce, Local Government and State Government Committees and the Corrections Subcommittee. He can be reached at [email protected] or 615-741-5481.