Surrender To Win –
December 19, 2018 – On Dec. 13, the treatment court team, with the aid of numerous vets, made fleece blankets and scarves, which will later be donated to Hope Not Handcuffs and Macomb County Friends of Foster Kids. The morning endeavor is one of a few events the court attempts to do annually as a way to give veterans in treatment a change of pace, said 41-B District Court Judge Carrie Lynn Fuca, who presides over the treatment court.
The court itself has been up and running since April 2012. The court collaborated with Macomb County Circuit Court years ago, with the county handling most felonies while the district court handles misdemeanor-type cases. Currently, there are about 35 veterans in the court. Veterans graduate from the program and continue their lives in sobriety. Some return as mentors. Fuca said drunken driving offenses and domestic violence cases “probably make up 90 percent” of the people in the program. The majority of participants find the entire ordeal life-changing, she said