Judge Will Support Drug Court in Retirement
Mississippi Circuit Judge Frank Vollor will spend much of his time after he leaves office May 31 lobbying local businesses to support what is likely to be the hallmark of his 20-year tenure on the bench.
With the 9th Circuit Drug Court funded only by a fixed $225,000 amount from the Administrative Office of Courts, expenses such as transportation and fees charged by drug testing facilities may not always remain manageable.
Hence, Vollor said, the need for private money is growing.
“I will be an advocate for drug court,” Vollor told Warren County supervisors Thursday during a meeting originally concerning the status of the building at 1220 Clay St. used for the drug court sessions. Its monthly lease with the building’s owners was renewed in March, so Vollor appeared with fellow 9th Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick to update the board on the immediate future of the program.
“My mouth will be unleashed,” Vollor said of his plans to ask the business community to fund the court Vollor was key to creating in the 9th Circuit in 2005.