Liberty County State Court Judge Leon M. Braun Jr., who presides over the Liberty County DUI Court Program, recently announced that the court has received a $25,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
The grant, which runs from Oct. 1, 2014 through Sept. 30, 2015, will help meet the program’s goals by providing community supervision of the participants within the DUI court program, providing education and training to the participants and DUI team members, providing drug and alcohol testing kits, and helping with administration costs.
“This grant is very important to the program and participants of Liberty County because it provides an opportunity to make a difference in the participants’ lives by having the Liberty County DUI Court Program as an option to fight their addition to alcohol and other drugs. It saves the community money by offering the participant a plan for their life and an alternative to incarceration,” DUI court administrator Glenda M. Harriman said.
“The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is committed to keeping everyone safe on our roads and highways, from the smallest precious cargo to the most seasoned drivers,” GOHS Director Harris Blackwood said. “This grant will help keep Liberty County DUI Court working for Liberty County, and keep drivers safer in their cars and communities.”
For more information about GOHS and its highway-safety programs, go to www.gahighwaysafety.org.