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U.S. Attorney Will Thompson to Speak at Alternative Treatment Court Inaugural Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, May 11, 2023

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Will Thompson will be a featured speaker at the Southern District of West Virginia’s Alternative Treatment Court inaugural graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at 11 a.m.

The Alternative Treatment Court (ATC) is a collaborative partnership between the U.S. District Court, the U.S. Probation Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Federal Public Defender’s Office, and various community-based treatment providers and organizations. The ATC is a pre-plea, pre-sentence alternative to conviction or imprisonment for certain individuals charged with federal crimes. ATC provides a blend of treatment that focuses on drug and mental health treatment, and alternative sanctions to effectively address offender behavior, rehabilitation, and education and jobs skills training.

Media cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during the ceremony. All media must present government-issued photo identification (such as a driver’s license) and valid media credentials. Media must have cameras set by 10:45 a.m.

WHAT: Alternative Treatment Court (ATC) Graduation

WHEN: Thursday, May 11, 2023, at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Ceremonial Courtroom, 7th Floor, Robert C. Byrd U.S. Courthouse, Charleston

 A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia.





Updated May 10, 2023

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