State Rep. Graham Filler receives the President’s Award from the Michigan Association Treatment Court Professionals (MATCP) this week at the Gratiot County Circuit Courthouse. The award was presented by Judge Harvey Hoffman, legislative director for the Michigan Association of Treatment Court Professionals (left) and 65B District Judge Stewart McDonald (right). Filler, of DeWitt, has led several significant criminal justice reforms that have helped the efforts of treatment courts and participants.
Rep. Filler speaks on the House floor Thursday, prior to passage of a nearly $370 million appropriations bill to support public safety. Rep. Filler says government needs to renew its effort to recruit and retain law enforcement officers.
State Rep. Graham Filler of DeWitt recently presented Chaplain Carl Hyzer with a flag flown over the state Capitol to thank Hyzer for running the Reach the Forgotten jail ministry program in Clinton County. The program focuses on helping incarcerated people develop healthy family church, and community relationships.