New initiatives are making the court experience easier for Allen residents.
Over the last year, Allen Municipal Court has implemented new tools such as automated phone calls to help remind citizens of upcoming court dates or ticket due dates. Additionally, citations can now be paid online or over the phone instead of in person or by mail.
During the City Council meeting on October 23, Judge Cynthia Gore spoke about some of the Court's new initiatives and its focus on Allen's community.
“We are one of a handful of courts in the state that is actually implementing treatment dockets,” said Gore. “We identify those in the community who have citations who have mental health or substance abuse issues, and I have a team from LifePath Systems that comes to help facilitate getting them treatment and services.”
LifePath Systems is a community-based, non-profit organization created specifically to help individuals and their families dealing with mental illnesses, intellectual disabilities and developmental delays.
“I thank you all for your forward thinking and for your progressive approach to supporting these things we’re trying to do to support our community,” said Gore, addressing City Council.
November 5-9 is “Municipal Court Week” in Allen.