Superior Court Judge David Lyles spoke to the Rotary Club about Accountability Court for Documented Mental Illness

account 600x314 2bSuperior Court Judge David Lyles spoke to the Rotary Club about the most recent accountability Court in Paulding County. It is a program designed to provide case disposition for people with a documented mental illness who have been charged with a crime. In many ways, Georgia is leading the nation in prison reform, and Paulding County is leaving the state through Accountability Court programs.

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Paulding Rotary Welcomes Taylor Duncan founder of Alternative Baseball

rot 212 19 600x314 2bThe Paulding Rotary welcomed Taylor Duncan to our February club meeting. Club president Ford Thigpen opened the meeting and Chad Plumley introduce our guest Taylor and Cindy Duncan. After an introduction, Mr. Duncan took the podium and thanked everyone for their hospitality and the opportunity to speak at the meeting. Mr. Duncan began his presentation by explaining what Alternative Baseball is.

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Paulding Rotary Donates to Family Alliance of Paulding

Rot 1 22 19 600x314 2bFamily Alliance of Paulding Executive Director Linda Verscharen Receives Annual $1000.00 Donation from the Paulding Rotary Club The Family Alliance of Paulding provides education, training, and resources for families where addiction, domestic violence, and other behaviors that put children and families in danger. The Family Alliance works in co-operation with the court system to provide supervised visitation for families suffering the legal effects of substance abuse.

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Special Guest Ashleigh Headrick Visits Paulding Rotary

ash 600x314 2bPaulding Rotary Club President Ford Thigpen welcomed Ashleigh Headrick from the Georgia Office of the Attorney General. Mrs. Headrick works in the Criminal Justice Division, Post-conviction Section. Introduced by club member and husband Brian Headrick, Mrs. Headrick began her presentation.

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Mrs. Reva Burks, Executive Director for Helping Hands Visits Paulding Rotary

helping hands 600x314 2bMrs. Burks was excited to address Rotary club members once again. She thanked everyone for the continued support.  Mrs. Burks highlighted the growth that Helping Hands has experienced since its beginnings in 1987. Started by five churches approximately 31 years ago, Helping Hands has been able to provide 6,000 families with basic food needs (as of October 2018) this year. By the end of this year Helping Hands of Paulding County will have distributed over 1 million pounds of food to local residents.

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