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County Clerk Update – County Clerk Pascale Visits Suffolk’s Veterans Court

Veterans Court Law Clerk Bob Lee, Deputy County Clerk Michael Schlosberg, County Clerk Judy Pascale, Judge John J. Toomey

Veterans Court Law Clerk Bob Lee, Deputy County Clerk Michael Schlosberg, County Clerk Judy Pascale, Judge John J. Toomey

by Suffolk County Clerk Judy Pascale

Suffolk County Clerk Judith Pascale recently visited the Suffolk County Veterans Court in Central Islip.
The Veterans Court is a specialized part of the Suffolk County District and County Criminal Courts. The court, presided over by Judge John J. Toomey, provides a means to successfully help veterans by diverting them from the traditional criminal justice system and providing them with the tools they need to live a productive and law abiding life through treatment, rehabilitative programming, reinforcement and judicial monitoring. Successful completion of the program can result in a reduction of the legal charge.
Eligible veterans voluntarily agree to participate in a judicially supervised treatment plan that a team of court staff, veteran health care professionals from the Northport V.A., veteran peer mentors and alcohol and drug health care professionals develop.
“It was my privilege to watch this extraordinary program in action and see first-hand how the Veterans Court provides our veterans with a second chance. It’s the least we can do as a society for all they have sacrificed,” commented County Clerk Pascale.

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