Pictured, from left: Latasha Heflin; William Moses, public defender; Angela Anderson, Mental Health Court; Cameron Stephens; Judge Scott Minter, Superior Court; Melissa Beavers, MHC; Geoff Bard, District Attorney's Office; and Jennifer Farrar, Sheriff's Office
The Conasauga Mental Health Court held its fifth graduation last Thursday. The mental health court program began in July 2018 and was developed to allow defendants with a diagnosed mental illness to voluntarily address the illness with the goal of being held accountable for their own mental health.
“Cameron Stephens came into our program homeless; he was living out of his car at that time,” said Superior Court Judge Scott Minter. “He began to address his addiction, he obtained a good job and his own housing, but most importantly, he’s been able to reestablish his relationship with his family and rebuild the trust that he had lost.”
Stephens is the seventh graduate from mental health court after completing the 21-month program.
The graduation ceremony took place at the Whitfield County Courthouse, and was attended by family members, friends and representatives from the community. Mr. Stephens received a certificate of completion and was recognized for his hard work and dedication.
“The work does not stop here,” said Mr. Stephens, “Each and every day I will work to improve something in my life.”
"The Conasauga Mental Health Court would like to extend a congratulations to Mr. Stephens on
completing the program, and wish him the best in his future endeavors," officials said.
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