Bangor Mayor Darren Williams to be cited by Supreme Court Justice Clement

    PAW PAW - Today (Friday, July 12) at 9 a.m., prior to the commencement ceremony of two graduates of the Van Buren County Women’s Drug Treatment Court Program, in Van Buren County Circuit Court, Courtroom 1, Justice Elizabeth Clement will honor recently elected mayor of Bangor, Darren Williams.
    Mayor Williams is a 2016 graduate of the Van Buren County Swift and Sure Sanctions Probation Program (SSSPP). Mayor Williams will speak about his past struggles with addiction, the help he received from the court, and the services he received through Van Buren Community Mental Health.
    The Swift and Sure Sanctions Probation Program provides intensive supervision and support to probationers with the goal of rehabilitating lives and reducing recidivism. The SSSPP aims to improve probationer success by promptly imposing graduated sanctions, including jail time, for probation violations.
    At capacity, Van Buren County SSSPP has the ability to serve approximately 50 probationers who are identified as high risk to reoffend. Participants in this program are intensely supervised by Van Buren County Swift and Sure Case Managers and the Michigan Department of Corrections. To date, Van Buren County SSSPP has had 74 graduates.
    The success of the Van Buren County Specialty Courts is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of multiple stakeholders: Van Buren County Prosecutor’s Office, the Michigan Department of Corrections, Van Buren County Board of Commissioners Office, Van Buren County Defense Bar, Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office, Van Buren Community Mental Health, and other law enforcement agencies.   

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