Probation Fees Used to Help Local Community

It is the season for giving, and on Friday, three Washington County judges were handing out money. WCYB News reports that Sessions Court Judges James Nidiffer, Robert Lincoln and Robert Arnold gave out more than $11,000 in grants to four area non-profits. The money comes from the First Tennessee Human Resource Agency, which handles probation cases in Washington County. Director of Corrections Kristina Peters says the program gives back to other non-profits through the probation fees that are collected. This year’s recipients of the funding were CASA of Northeast Tennessee, Second Harvest of Northeast Tennessee, the Alzheimer's Association and the Dawn of Hope Foundation.