By viewing this series of exit interviews with Judge Chaney and program participants in the program, you can quickly understand the purpose, scope and end results of the Cullman Trauma Prevention Program. – Judge Kim Chaney Cullman Trauma Prevention Program

Judge Kim Chaney Cullman Trauma Prevention Program

The Honorable Kim Chaney District Judge Addresses 46 Program Attendeees

Judge Kim Chaney Cullman Trauma Prevention Program

The Courts of the 32nd Judicial Circuit (encompassing all of Cullman County) are actively engaged in educating teenagers and young adults about mature, responsible driving habits while at the same time bringing the negative consequences of irresponsible driving clearly into their awareness.

The Cullman Court System regularly conducts what they call the Cullman Trauma Prevention Program. In conjunction with Cullman Regional Medical Center (CRMC), this program is most typically offered to court-appointed young drivers who have received citations/tickets for traffic violations and/or been involved in motor vehicle incidents.

The latest edition of this on-going program was recently conducted in the spacious Colonel Cullmann Room at CRMC Professional Office Building 2. The Honorable Kim Chaney District Judge led the half-day training program.

By viewing this series of exit interviews with Judge Chaney and program participants in the program, you can quickly gain an understanding of the purpose, scope and positive end results the Cullman Trauma Prevention Program instills in young drivers:


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Since 2010, more than 500 participants have successfully completed the Cullman Trauma Prevention Program. The terrific public safety program will move into its seventh year in 2017. In past years, only five program sessions were conducted in any one calendar year. The actual classes are held on Saturdays from 7:45 am. until 12:30 pm.

Upon successful completion of the program, teenagers and young adults with driving offenses can get their records expunged after successful participation in the program.

Judges of the 32nd Judicial Circuit rotate leading the presentations. Those judges are Judge Greg Nicholas, Judge Wells Turner III, Judge Martha Williams and Judge Chaney.

Cullman Trauma Prevention Program is largely self-funding. The young participants are required to pay a $50 fee to enter the program. The children of Cullman Regional employees can also attend at no cost.

The $50 participation fee goes towards drinks, snacks, equipment, and any ancillary needs.

The dates for new 2017 sessions of the Cullman Trauma Prevention Program are expected to be announced in January 2017.

 

Judge Kim Chaney Cullman Trauma Prevention Program

Timothy Collins

Originally from Asheville, NC, Timothy brings an insightful holistic perspective as well as a mountain man tenacity to his various roles at Cullman Today. You can reach him at cullmantoday@gmail.com and/or (256) 615-8260.