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The Honorable Wes Curry

2024 Judge Stephen S. Goss award recipient

Judge Wes Curry has presided over the city of Hattiesburg Municipal Court, which includes the Hattiesburg Behavioral Health Court (HBHC) in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, since 2017HBHC is the first behavioral health court and the only municipal behavioral health court in the state. Under Judge Curry’s leadership, Hattiesburg Municipal Court has secured three grants, totaling nearly $1 million dollars, to support and grow its efforts, including a large grant to HBHC. The success of HBHC led to the development of other treatment courts, including the creation of a drug court and a domestic violence court, both housed in the municipal court system. Judge Curry recently worked with local community colleges to develop a community service program that will provide free GED programs and workforce development classes to participants, who can then be granted forgiveness of fines and court costs.  

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