Dallas County Court Services honored for work in community

Published 6:24 pm Saturday, February 24, 2018

By Adam Dodson | The Selma Times-Journal

The team that makes up Dallas County Court Services was honored for its dedication to clients in the community at 2018’s Administrative Office of the Courts, an annual conference for those involved in the multitude of services offered by district courts taking place on Wednesday, Feb. 14.

Dallas County District Judge Robert Armstrong received the Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb Appreciation Award for “exemplary service and commitment to Alabama’s Drug Court Programs.”

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Dallas County Court Services as a whole received another award by the same name for their collective efforts under the guidance of Armstrong.

Existing to aid and monitor individuals who have slipped up with criminal behavior related to drugs, alcohol or other factors, Dallas County Court Services officers an array of options that can benefit somebody who needs to get their life back on track.

Some of these services for case management include peer support, screening collections, substance abuse aid and prevention, child care, transportation, family court services, tutoring and others.

Committed to the well-being of all clients who come through the door, Dallas County Court Services Executive Director Miah Jackson was honored to receive the award alongside her peers.

“We are helping at risk people with getting their lives back on track,” Jackson said. “We commit our time to improving these peoples’ situations. I am grateful to receive the award.”

Dallas County Court Services, located at 1185 Voeglin Ave., continues its efforts to impact the lives of at-risk residents.

For more information regarding the local court services, go to www.dallascounty-al.org.