Judge Eyes Drug Court for Hawkins County

Hawkins County General Sessions Judge J. Todd Ross is actively working to create a drug court by the first of the year. He recently met with representatives of the attorney general’s office and other community partners to discuss his goal. He also has traveled to other counties to talk to judges and court officials to learn from their experience. Speaking about the changes he has made since taking office in September, Ross said, “I am working extremely hard to restore the public’s confidence in this court and to make sure that this court operates within the bounds of the law and provides justice to the community, the victims, and the defendants.” The Kingsport Times News reports